Today in History: 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

In September 1783 the newly-formed United States of America and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolutionary War. Less than 29 years later, however, the two countries were fighting once again when the U.S. declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812, beginning the three-year conflict known as... (Read More)

Just Released! 1940 Census Records Are Now Available Online

The 1940 census began 72 years ago when census enumerators covered the streets of America, documenting every person. This was a very large United States government project; for example, it took 29 census takers just to cover the population of the city of Marietta, Georgia. Today the 1940 U.S. census was released online completely... (Read More)

Search Irish Genealogy Records Online at GenealogyBank!

GenealogyBank has created a special search page for the Irish American newspapers in our extensive online historical newspaper archives. With this new search page, you can focus your family history research on these eight Irish American newspapers: Exile Irish American Weekly Irish Citizen Irish Nation Irish Voice Irish World Shamrock Western Star Each one... (Read More)

Researching Genealogy with Military Records and Lists in Newspapers

Researching Genealogy with Military Records and Lists in NewspapersFrom the Revolutionary War to Pearl Harbor to Iraq, newspapers are a valuable resource for researching your military ancestry and learning about the history of war in the United States. Newspapers have been a dependable source of information that Americans have relied upon throughout this nation’s... (Read More)

Best Source for Finding Old Marriage Records!

GenealogyBank is your best source for finding old marriage records. Newspapers regularly published marriage announcements – like this one from the Weekly Pelican (New Orleans, LA) 26 Oct 1889. The Weekly Pelican is one of the many newspapers that we added last week. Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published in 1802, 1862... (Read More)

Newspapers Go Online –

GenealogyBank keeps on growing! GenealogyBank.com added more newspaper coverage for over 1,600 newspapers – in all 50 States this week. Here is just a list of some of the new content that has been added. Search GenealogyBank now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04ALBirminghamWide-Awake*. 1900-01-24ALMobileMobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30ARGarden CityJonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18ARLittle... (Read More)

Archivist of the US to speak at FGS Conference

Breaking News: The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced that Archivist of the US David Ferriero, will be speaking at the annual FGS Conference – on Wednesday August 18th in Knoxville, TN. He will be the luncheon speaker at the Focus on Societies Luncheon. His topic will be The Citizen-Archivist. He will also speak... (Read More)

Remembering Sgt. Baller

There is a nice story in today’s Wall Street Journal: A Final Farewell to Arms: Remains of vets left at funeral homes to be buried. It is about a group of volunteer veterans that are giving the final salute to veterans – whose cremains have been left and long forgotten at funeral homes across... (Read More)