William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931)

Genealogists who made a difference William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931) was a prolific genealogist and writer. Nephew to the more famous Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) – he was also a newspaper man and author. William M. Clemens started writing for the Pittsburgh Leader in 1879 and continued his research & writing for more than five decades.... (Read More)

How do I find articles on Blacks in GenealogyBank?

I received an interesting question this morning. How do I find articles on Blacks in GenealogyBank? I have read thousands of articles on Blacks in the old newspapers, books and documents. But, what would be the best search strategies to focus on just those articles? It would be to look for specific names and... (Read More)

National Archives Celebrates 75th Anniversary this Friday!

National Archives Celebrates 75th Anniversary on Friday, June 19th.Susan Logue (Voice of America) distributed this commentary on the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives. Before the National Archives was founded, many governmental records were kept in poor conditions. On June 19, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating the National Archives. “There... (Read More)

German Language Newspapers 1750-1898

GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – including titles in German. (Lancaster, PA: Neue Unpartheyische Lancaster Zeitung – 6 Aug 1788). GenealogyBank has 28 German-American newspapers that were published from 1750-1898 – in 6 States. You may click on the links to begin searching each newspaper immediately. MarylandFrankfort. Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung. 1 issue. 1789-02-18 to... (Read More)

Episcopal Church (ECUSA) to build new Archives

The Episcopal Church (ECUSA) has purchased site for their national historical archives in downtown Austin, Texas. The Episcopal Church has bought a block in downtown Austin where it plans to build a facility to house its national archives and provide space for meetings, exhibits, research and other purposes. The church purchased the block, now... (Read More)

32 Million immigrants will see their record status changed to permanent in Wednesday Signing Ceremony

Signing Ceremony Permits 32 Million Alien Files to Become Permanent Records at the National Archives – A Genealogy Goldmine. Adrienne Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States and Gregory Smith, Associate Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a joint signing ceremony between the National Archives and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... (Read More)

Today in History

With GenealogyBank.com you may search what happened on every day in history and see what was happening the day your ancestors arrived in America – the day they married or the day they died. Search the over 3,800 newspapers from all 50 States – from 1690 to Today. Whether you want to see the... (Read More)