I can’t find my ancestor – what am I doing wrong?

For most searches on GenealogyBank it is easy to find your ancestor. You type in their name and in an instant you spot them in the search results list. So – what do you do when your ancestor’s name doesn’t come right up in the search hits?Just like any other genealogical resource you need... (Read More)

Washington, DC Captured – President Flees on Horseback

Washington, DC was captured and burned August 24-25th, 1814. Illustration: National Archives Identifier 531090 With British troops overwhelming the city “…a retreat was ordered, when the President, who had been on horseback, with the army the whole day, reared from the mortifying scene, and left the city on horseback accompanied by Gen. Mason and... (Read More)

History of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day …..You can read about how Father’s Day came to be in this clipping from the Dallas Morning News – 13 Jun 1963.Whether you are searching for your ancestor’s in today’s newspaper or the last century you will depend on GenealogyBank to get the job done. Over 3,800 newspapers, all 50 States,... (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)

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 4 States

GenealogyBank.com announced today it has added more newspapers for Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina and Tennessee. Beauregard Daily News (De Ridder, LA) Obituaries: 07/01/2008 – Current Leesville Daily Leader (Leesville, LA) Obituaries: 07/02/2008 – Current Crookston Daily Times (Crookston, MN)Obituaries: 10/20/2008 – Current News-Topic (Lenoir, NC)Obituaries: 01/01/2009 – CurrentNews-Herald (Lenoir City, TN)Obituaries: 09/27/1999 – Current... (Read More)

"I sank the Bismarck"

The London Daily Telegraph (9 June 2009) is reporting that it was John Moffat, an RAF pilot, who dropped the torpedo that led to the sinking of the Bismarck on May 28, 1941. (Click here to read the entire article Dallas Morning News 31 May 1941). The sinking of the Bismarck is a powerful... (Read More)

Passenger Lists

GenealogyBank is growing – it now has nearly 300 million items.This morning I found this passenger list – published as a souvenir handbill that was likely given to the passengers on the steamship Silesia when it left on Tuesday November 30, 1869 bound for Plymouth, Cherbourg, London and Hamburg. In addition to the 3,800... (Read More)

RFK Dies 41 years ago today

Robert F. Kennedy died 41 years ago today. With GenealogyBank.com you can read the newspapers just as your ancestors did. It has the stories of your ancestor’s lives – the famous or the obscure – whether it is 40 years ago or over 300 years ago GenealogyBank has the coverage genealogists rely on to... (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)