Father’s Day & Father of the Year

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this blog article, Gena writes about the origins of Father’s Day as a national holiday, and the special honor “Father of the Year.” What are your plans this Sunday for Father’s Day? You might be surprised to learn... (Read More)

Iowa Archives: 59 Newspapers Online for Genealogy Research

Iowa, located in the heart of the Midwestern U.S., is an integral part of the country’s Corn Belt, with agriculture long being the base of the state’s economy – although recent decades have seen the flourishing of a more diversified economy including manufacturing and information technology. The 26th largest state in the Union, Iowa... (Read More)

Humorous, Unusual, and Stranger-than-Fiction Obituaries

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary searches old newspapers to find odd and humorous obituaries—some of which will give you a chuckle. Reading obits is part of the everyday life of family historians—but some are almost stranger than fiction! Here... (Read More)

Top Genealogy Websites: North Carolina Genealogy Resources for Records

It’s exciting to see the daily growth of North Carolina newspapers and genealogical resources going online. Here are two key websites you need to be familiar with and rely upon for family history information from the “Tar Heel State”: GenealogyBank and FamilySearch. GenealogyBank’s North Carolina Newspapers Collection GenealogyBank has North Carolina newspapers covered from... (Read More)

Remembering Daniel Boone, Dr. Seuss & Paul Newman with Newspapers

During this September week in American history three famous octogenarians died who had a big impact on America: Daniel Boone, American explorer, died at 85 on 26 September 1820 Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as “Dr. Seuss”), American children’s book author, died at 87 on 24 September 1991 Paul Newman, American actor, died at... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Has More than 100 North Carolina Newspapers

GenealogyBank Has More than 100 North Carolina Newspapers GenealogyBank has a strong and growing archive of newspapers from all 50 U.S. states. Our historical newspaper archives contain more than 100 old and recent newspaper titles from North Carolina: from Charlotte to New Bern to Chapel Hill to Raleigh to Danbury. We’ve got the online... (Read More)

Newspapers Go Online –

GenealogyBank keeps on growing! GenealogyBank.com added more newspaper coverage for over 1,600 newspapers – in all 50 States this week. Here is just a list of some of the new content that has been added. Search GenealogyBank now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04ALBirminghamWide-Awake*. 1900-01-24ALMobileMobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30ARGarden CityJonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18ARLittle... (Read More)

Mora Evelyn Boone (1901-2008) world’s oldest genealogist

Mora Evelyn Boone (1901-2008) has passed away.She was the nation’s and probably the world’s oldest genealogist. Her great-granddaughter Alice Boone wrote about her life on their online site at: Ben and Alice. She describes an indomitable woman who was beloved by her family and added that despite her age, “She was an enthusiastic Internet... (Read More)