In today’s mail bag.

Q:The person Iā€™m searching for is James Francis Fewster b.1867. I know that there was an article published about him in the Baltimore Sun – 12 August 1889 – but I can’t find it.What am I doing wrong? When I browse GenealogyBank I find NOTHING ā€“ but I know this article exists.Please help ā€“... (Read More)

Best Source for Finding Old Marriage Records!

GenealogyBank is your best source for finding old marriage records. Newspapers regularly published marriage announcements – like this one from the Weekly Pelican (New Orleans, LA) 26 Oct 1889. The Weekly Pelican is one of the many newspapers that we added last week. Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published in 1802, 1862... (Read More)

Baltimore newspapers 1775-1922

Search the back issues of the Baltimore Sun and 21 other Baltimore newspapers – 1775-1922 Click here and start searching Or, click and search specific newspapers: AmericanAmerican FarmerAmerican and Commercial Daily AdvertiserBaltimore AmericanBaltimore BulletinBaltimore Daily IntelligencerBaltimore Evening PostBaltimore Gazette and Daily AdvertiserBaltimore PatriotBaltimore Price-CurrentBaltimore RecorderDemocratic RepublicanDunlap’s Maryland GazetteFederal GazetteFederal IntelligencerFederal RepublicanMaryland JournalMechanic’s Gazette; and... (Read More)

Julia Child (1912-2004)

This week the nation is remembering Julia Child – how much she contributed to our lives and how much fun she was to be with – via her books, newspaper columns, TV Show – The French Chef and interviews. Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams – this week – August 15, 1912 in... (Read More)

Marriage Announcements –

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (J. Stewart wedding – 1903, Nekoma, ND. LOC.gov) Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published on July 22, 1802, July 22, 1862 or July 22,1962 – GenealogyBank is your comprehensive source. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! (Dallas (TX) Morning News – 22 July 1962)(Maine Eagle... (Read More)

So, what do you have on Long Island?

A friend of mine asked – “What do you have on Long Island?” We started looking in GenealogyBank to see what we had – turns out we have quite a bit. We found millions of articles, obituaries and records from the 1700s to today. There are over 330 New York newspapers in GenealogyBank –... (Read More)

Woman struck blind on seeing her son …

Obituaries can give us the details of our ancestor’s lives that we just don’t find anywhere else. Today I found this obituary in GenealogyBank for Judith Tormey (1800-1898) who died in Newark, NJ. Baltimore Sun 4 July 1898 This obituary article gives us lots of details and clues to fill in the family tree.... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database. This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names. You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice... (Read More)