GenealogyBank Has More Newspapers Going Online in October

In October, GenealogyBank will be adding nearly 176,000 pages of digital newsprint to its archives from seven U.S. states: Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. That’s 3,619 issues from these eight newspapers, spanning 1920 to 1987. State City Newspaper Issues Pages Start End Louisiana Baton Rouge State Times Advocate 18 1,037... (Read More)

How to Search for an Ancestor Whose Last Name Is a Common Word

We often get this question: What do I do when the surname I’m searching for generates thousands of hits because it is a common word (like Brown, Green or Coffee)? Yes, searching for information on ancestors with ambiguous surnames can be a problem. GenealogyBank often recommends searching using only the surname as the best... (Read More)

The Social Columns: Mrs. Smith Is Visiting Her Parents in New Mexico

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post, Gena shows how much valuable family history information can be found in newspapers’ social columns. Newspapers report important events and breaking news on the local, national and international level. They document accidents, crimes, politics,... (Read More)

Remembering September 11th

We can never forget. Discover the story of September 11th as it happened with news coverage detailing the stories and facts of the tragic events. Find 9/11 articles with factual information, photos, survivor stories and obituaries of the victims that died that day, at GenealogyBank. GenealogyBank has a deep digital newspaper archive going back... (Read More)

She’s Been Workin’ on the Railroad! Researching Railway Records

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott discovers his centenarian cousin once worked for the U.S. Railway Mail Service—and delves into some railroad history. As a genealogical historian, one of the aspects of family history I love the most... (Read More)

Search Charlotte, North Carolina, Newspapers Online

With the Democratic Convention in town, the nation’s eyes have been focused on Charlotte, North Carolina, this week. Thanks to our online U.S. newspaper archives, you can dig deeper into the history of the Queen City. GenealogyBank has Charlotte covered, with five newspapers in our online collection. Our Charlotte, NC, coverage includes not only... (Read More)

More Newspapers Online for Genealogists from GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has added the backfiles of more than 100 newspapers from 28 U.S. states! This is great news for genealogists—so start searching now. Every day we work to fill in missing issues in our newspaper archives of more than 6,100 titles so that you can do deeper genealogy research. Thousands of newspaper pages were... (Read More)