NY genealogist featured in newspaper article

Lawrence Corbett, Watertown, NY family historian, has been researching since 1976 when his mother compiled their family history and published it in a spiral bound book. He is the Corresponding Secretary of the Jefferson County (NY) Genealogical Society. Click here to see the article about Corbett’s research experience and advice. The article appeared in... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more digital newspapers

GenealogyBank adds 5.9 million more articles and documents.This includes more articles from 40 newspapers from 22 statesThe 18 new newspapers we added this month are indicated with * an asterisk GenealogyBank now has:Over 115.6 million obituaries and death records – more than any other sourceOver 3,700 newspapers – and growing – more than any... (Read More)

Wishing you a Merry and a Happy …..

We wish all of you the very best! It has been a wonderful year for us here at GenealogyBank. Everyday we receive notes and cards from genealogists sharing their appreciation for what they’ve found in GenealogyBank – like this comment we received yesterday: Thanks also for the new additionsto the Historic Newspapers file. You... (Read More)

If Captain James Garcelon was the first "Garcelon" to come to America – then who was Peter Garcelon?

Genealogies often begin with the comprehensive statement that “the first (insert surname here) to come to America was…”. In our family that would be Captain James Garcelon born in 1739 on the Channel Island, Guernsey, England. However in searching old newspapers you can find the details that just might change family traditions and supply... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds 17 newspapers – from 10 States to America’s Obituaries Section That section now has 1,161 newspapers!Here is the list of the new titles added: AlabamaDaily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) Obituaries: 01/30/1998 – Current Death Notices: 01/22/1998 – CurrentArkansasBenton Courier, The (Benton, AR) Obituaries: 05/14/2008 – Current Death Notices: 05/08/2008 – CurrentCarlisle Independent... (Read More)

Best source for old newspapers online

GenealogyBank is the best source for early US newspapers on the planet. Last week I wrote about digging in GenealogyBank and finding articles about my early American ancestors in Maine. I had found family death and marriage announcements – this week I kept digging for more information about William Garcelon (1763-1851) his wife Maria... (Read More)

What do you have for my town?

Sometimes genealogists look at GenealogyBank‘s 3,700+ newspapers and only focus on newspapers published in their home town.Beginning researchers often concentrate on their local newspaper or other newspapers published in their state and don’t think they need the rest of the content in GenealogyBank. When I first began researching 43 years ago – I found... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adding more newspapers

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 8 States – bringing our modern newspapers in the America’s Obituaries section up to 1,144 titles. ArkansasCourier, The (Russellville, AR) Obituaries: 08/23/2008 – Current Death Notices: 08/20/2008 – CurrentHot Springs Village Voice (Hot Springs, AR) Obituaries: 09/10/2008 – Current Death Notices: 09/03/2008 – CurrentIowaAd Express & Daily Iowegian (Centerville, IA)... (Read More)