Him Mark Lai – 麥禮謙 (1925-2009)

Him Mark Lai – 麥禮謙 (1925-2009), noted Chinese-American genealogist and local historian has passed away. San Francisco Chronicle (CA) – May 29, 2009. Edition: 5 star Page: B5(c) San Francisco Chronicle 2009. Reprinted here with permission. by Carl Nolte. Him Mark Lai, a noted historian of the Chinese American experience, died at his San... (Read More)

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical Research

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical ResearchBy Jeffery Hartley(This article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Prologue. It has been excerpted and reprinted here with the permission of the author. The Historical Documents section in GenealogyBank includes over 243,000 reports from the US Serial Set and the American State Papers). Click here... (Read More)

Columbia University puts Tibetan newspaper online

Columbia University Libraries has placed a new digital library of 97 issues of the Tibet Mirror (Tib. Yul phyogs so so’i gsar ‘gyur me long) online for scholars to consult and study. Click here to see this collection. (Image: Yul phyogs so soʾi gsar ʾgyur me long (Kālimpong : G. Tharchin, 1925-) The digitized... (Read More)

Funeral Sermons – a core genealogical resource

GenealogyBank.com has over 7,000 funeral sermons – full text digital copies and excerpts. These are a core source for genealogists searching for the details of their ancestor’s lives in Colonial America and the early Federalist period. (Photo, Ian Britton. FreeFoto.com). It was common in Colonial America to have a funeral sermon printed and distributed... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adds 1.5 million records

GenealogyBank.com added 1.5+ million records and documents this week: 62 newspapers; 1,500 books/documents; over 300,000 obituaries/death records. GenealogyBank now has over 250,000 books, documents and reports. Earlier this week we announced the addition of over 60 newspapers in the Historical Newspapers and the America’s Newspapers sections. GenealogyBank: Covers all 50 States!1690-Today!Updated daily!3,800+ newspapers130+ million... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adding more content for 16 states

GenealogyBank.com is adding 8,122 back issues — newspapers from 16 states – filling in gaps; 12 new titles. This new content will go live on GenealogyBank.com this week. New titles are indicated by an asterisk * Berkeley, CA. Grito. 1 Issue. 6/1/1970Los Angeles, CA. Amigo del Pueblo* 1 Issue. 1861-11-30Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico.... (Read More)

Passenger Lists to America

Newspapers routinely published the list of passengers on board ships bound to and from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank. Newspapers published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 67 newspapers from 22 states

GenealogyBank is expanding the back issues for 67 newspapers from 22 states. 27 of these newspapers are new to GenealogyBank.ArkansasJonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1907 to 1920. Historical NewspapersCaliforniaBerkeley. Fuego de Aztlan* 1976. Historical NewspapersColton. Chicano. 1968 to 1974. Historical NewspapersLos Angeles. Cinema* 1935. Historical NewspapersOakland. American Sentinel. 1823 to 1833. Historical NewspapersOakland. Mundo* 1971... (Read More)