Family History Expos – Georgia 2011

Georgia Family History Expo – Duluth, Georgia 2011Over 400 genealogists gathered in Duluth, Georgia, for the annual Family History Expo held at the Gwinnett Center on Nov. 11-12, 2011. Now in its second year, this conference has the size and feel of a national conference. There were over 60 informative family history sessions taught... (Read More)

Celebrate Family History Month with GenealogyBank – Special Offer

Celebrate Family History Month with GenealogyBank – ENJOY 75% OFFIn celebration of family history month, GenealogyBank has extended their 75% OFF membership savings thru this weekend!Featuring more than 4,400 U.S. newspapers, over 1 billion names from all 50 states, GenealogyBank is the most extensive historical online newspaper archive designed specifically for family history research.... (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)

GenealogyBank – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I had a basic question yesterday that reminded me of one of the core values of GenealogyBank – it’s flexible search engine. A woman wrote asking for the obituary notice of her father – who had died in December 2008 – but she had not included her father’s name. So I wrote back asking... (Read More)

African American Funeral Program Collection Online

Hat’s off to the: East Central Georgia Regional Library. They have put their African American Funeral Program Collection online.This impressive collection has more than 1,000 funeral programs from the greater Augusta, Georgia area. They date from 1933 to 2008, with the bulk of the collection starting from 1960 to 2008. According to the website:... (Read More)

Nantucket, MA Newspapers 1816-1849 Now Online

GenealogyBank has put the Nantucket, Massachusetts archive of historical newspapers: 1816-1849 online.Click here to search Nantucket, Massachusetts Newspapers 1816-1849 onlineOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific Nantucket, MA newspaper:Inquirer and Mirror 1822-1832Nantucket Gazette 1816-1817Nantucket Inquirer 1821-1849TIP: Other Handy Massachusetts Sites:Search over 275 Massachusetts newspapers: Click Here to Search All Massachusetts... (Read More)

Pittsfield, MA Historical Newspapers 1788-1922; 1998-Today

GenealogyBank has set up a handy site for searching Pittsfield, Massachusetts’ archive of historical newspapers: 1788-1922, 1998-Today.Pittsfield, Massachusetts Newspapers Click here to search Pittsfield, MA newspapers 1788-1922Click here to search Pittsfield, MA obituaries from 1998-Today Or click on the individual titles below to search a specific Pittsfield, MA newspaper:Berkshire Chronicle 1788-1790Berkshire County Eagle 1826-1828Berkshire... (Read More)

B-Ann Moorhouse (1925-2008)

Joy Rich, Editor, Dorot: The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society (New York), contacted me with the sad news that B-Ann Moorhouse has passed away. She was a terrific genealogist. When I began researching in the 1960s I got to know her and always appreciated her kindness and assistance. With permission I am reposting... (Read More)