Hungarian-Born Revolutionary War Vet Dies

I found this interesting obituary for John Baker (1741-1826). It says that Baker: was a native of Hungary, came to this country with [British General John] Burgoyne, and deserted from his army and joined the Americans, in whose service he continued his aid till the close of the revolution. Is there more to know?... (Read More)

Newspaper Articles Fill Blanks in Family History

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott researches old newspapers to find stories about a member of his extended family, the 19th century philanthropist John Huntington—a founding donor of the Cleveland Museum of Art. While growing up, one of... (Read More)

27 Oregon Newspapers Online: Obituaries, Historical Articles & More!

GenealogyBank’s online Oregon newspaper archives cover from 1858 right up to today, and include more than 56.4 million news articles and records—plenty of birth records, marriage announcements, obituaries and local news stories to help with your family history research in the “Beaver State.” I grew up hearing my grandfather tell stories of Major Robert... (Read More)

NY Student History Research Contest Deadline Approaching

New York State Archives Sponsors 19th Annual Student Research Contest Albany, NY This is a terrific opportunity to encourage students to use historical records.The deadline for the contest is July 1st. Awards go to individual students and to class projects. GenealogyBank.com has over 300 New York (1719-Today) newspapers. Click here to search all New... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – 12 Genealogists in 7 States have passed away.

12 genealogists in 7 States have passed away. Baker, Francis J. (1916-2009)News Journal (Mansfield, OH). May 1, 2009Beeson, Myron. (1926-2009)Salt Lake Tribune (UT). May 3, 2009 Cantwell, Nancy Carolyn McKissack. (1933-2009)Denton Record-Chronicle (TX). May 3, 2009Clever, Evelyn L. (1910-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). May 2, 2009 Davis, Pauline Rose. (1931-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake... (Read More)

Allen County Library (IN) receives $10 Million Gift

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Library (Ft. Wyane, IN) has received a $10 million gift from the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation. The funds will be given to the library as $1 million payments each year over 10 years. The announcement is in the Ft Wayne News Sentinnel 1 August 2008... (Read More)