Genealogy Humor

One of our readers (Kevin Clark) pointed me to today’s Wizard of Id cartoon – that speaks to the “high cost” of family history research. To see the cartoon – click hereor if that site is busy – click hereWizard of Id by Parker and Hart is one of my favorites... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds new search tools

GenealogyBank has added new search capabilities to speed up your research. These new features let you: 1. Limit your search to only the most recently added content2. Search multiple states at the same time3. Search multiple cities at the same time4. Search one newspaper or multiple newspapers at the same time5. Narrow search by... (Read More)

Birth Announcements – newspapers are packed with them

Newspapers have been announcing births since the 1700s. It is common to see birth notices in newspapers all across the country, like this one for triplets born to “Mrs. Rust of Wolfeboro, NH” in 1796. It appeared in the Massachusetts Mercury 14 Oct 1796. You’ll find millions of births recorded in newspapers on GenealogyBank... (Read More)