Edwardsville Spectator Illinois Newspaper Archives (1819-1826)

Edwardsville Spectator Illinois Newspaper Archives (1819-1826) – live on GenealogyBank. A good source for early Illinois obituaries! GenealogyBank is your best source for early American genealogical research – search thousands of early U.S. newspapers.TIP: With so few records surviving from the 18th and 19th Century – these historical newspapers are often your only source... (Read More)

Breaking News: 200 million census, death records go online

The Family History Library announced today that another 200 million genealogical records have been put online. This pushes their website to over 700 million records online. FamilySearch.org is now the largest international genealogy collection online. The Family History Library is “focusing on digitizing and publishing online federal and state censuses and state birth, marriage... (Read More)

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar …

“Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, all who love obits stand up and holler!” That is probably not the way you heard that cheer – but genealogists sure do love obituaries.I came across this obituary for Louise Cloutier (1789-1889). It was published in the 13 November 1889 issue of the Daily Inter-Ocean... (Read More)

Finding Your “Roots” at Alex Haley Museum Opening

Alex Haley home dedicated as a genealogy library and museum. When 17-year-old violinist Joseph Matthews performed at the dedication of the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, he had no idea he would discover his family roots. Joseph, a high school senior from Memphis, Tennessee, was among hundreds who participated in two days of... (Read More)

Elvis Presley: Search 32,000 newspaper articles

Remembering Elvis – (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977). Search over 32,000 newspaper articles about Elvis Presley on GenealogyBank – your best source for old newspapers. Complete digital copies of thousands of newspapers from across the United States. Read, search the newspapers for any topic that interests you. Title List. Click here and... (Read More)

Advance peek at next month’s newspaper list

Here’s an advance look at the historical newspapers that will be added to GenealogyBank during the month of September. We will be adding 400,000 all digital newspaper pages – that’s 11,633 issues from 48 newspapers. These issues fill in gaps & missing issues. The new titles are indicated with an asterisk *It’s a Great... (Read More)

Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers every day! Search them now Chicago Times (Chicago, Illinois) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888) To be precise: we have 87 issues digitized – that’s 410 pages …. from the years: 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1864, 1879, 1884, 1885, and 1888. We’ll keep working on the rest and as we can we’ll fill... (Read More)