Genealogy Tips for Baby Research

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this blog post, Mary provides search tips to find information about babies in your family history research. If you think about it, genealogy isn’t about ancestors—it’s about babies, because without progeny or descendants, genealogy simply couldn’t exist. As the... (Read More)

Using Newspaper Birthday Announcements for Genealogy Research

Genealogists spend years getting to know their sources. We learn the ins and outs of archives and their collections of genealogical records, looking to get the maximum amount of information on our ancestors. In combing through the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper archives I noticed that they ran a regular feature called the “Birthday Bulletin,” starting... (Read More)

Breaking News: Ireland 1901 Census Going Online

Breaking News The National Archives of Ireland has announced that they will be putting the complete Irish 1901 Census online. It is expected to go live within the next two weeks. The National Archives of Ireland already has the Ireland 1911 census online. The census gives the name of each person in the household,... (Read More)

Genealogy Boot Camp – Quick Tips

Genealogy Boot Camp Here are a few tips that every genealogist should know.Using an online index Researchers using an online index sometimes try to tell the computer everything they know about their deceased ancestor.Assuming that the computer will sort through all of the facts and narrow down the hits to just their ancestor –... (Read More)

Search Baltimore Sun Online

Search the back issues of the Baltimore Sun – click here. Go through every page – millions of articles – obituaries, birth announcements and wedding notices. GenealogyBank has Maryland covered. Click on these links to search the back issues of other Baltimore newspapers: AmericanAmerican FarmerAmerican and Commercial Daily AdvertiserBaltimore AmericanBaltimore Daily IntelligencerBaltimore Evening PostBaltimore... (Read More)

Idaho Statesman turns 145 years old!

Congratulations to the Idaho Statesman newspaper – it turned 145 years old yesterday! Click Here to search the old pages of the Idaho Statesman 1864-1922 in GenealogyBank. Read about the fall of Richmond and the ending of the Civil War; sift the paper for the old obituaries, marriage notices and birth announcements. “But now... (Read More)

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y

I am often asked: Do you have Canadian newspapers in GenealogyBank?Well, no we don’t – but that’s not the question you want to ask. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – all of them published in the United States – but it has several million articles, records and documents on Canadians. Tip: I have been... (Read More)

Daily New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) newspaper 1871-1887

GenealogyBank has added the Daily New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) 1871-1887. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers from all 50 States, going from 1690 to Today. Search the Daily New Mexican for specific obituaries, marriage or birth announcements as well as news articles of the day. I used to live in New Mexico and was... (Read More)