Effort to Mark 1,200 Unmarked Civil War Veterans’ Graves Hits Snag

American volunteers are out in cemeteries across the country, working to document the lives of bygone generations whose graves were not permanently marked with a tombstone. When these dedicated good Samaritans identify a veteran, the volunteers often request a headstone from the National Cemetery Administration which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.... (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)

GenealogyBank adds 51 titles from 28 States

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. If you haven’t searched the historical newspapers – try it again – now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner1903-02-241907-05-25ALMobileMobile Register1972-07-011974-11-15ALPiedmontPiedmont Journal, The*10/2/2009Current ARLittle RockArkansas Gazette1820-04-081836-10-18AZTucsonDos Republicas*1879-08-231879-10-18CACoacheliaIdeal*1969-11-021977-11-01CAMount ShastaMt. Shasta Herald*10/2/2009Current CAOakdaleOakdale Leader, The*10/2/2009Current CTNew LondonNew London Daily Chronicle1848-10-131849-12-31DCWashingtonColored American1902-01-041903-01-03DCWashingtonWashington Bee1896-03-041913-12-27GAAugustaAugusta Chronicle1793-06-151841-10-16ILHarrisburgHarrisburg Daily Register *10/2/2009Current INAvonHendricks County Flyer*10/2/2009Current INIndianapolisFreeman1890-08-301893-11-04KSKansas CityAmerican Citizen*1805-01-271907-09-21KSKansas CityPlaindealer1935-01-041946-08-30KSTopekaKansas Whip1934-11-02KSTopekaPlaindealer1927-11-041931-12-25KYGrayson-Olive HillJournal-Times*10/2/2009Current LANew OrleansTimes-Picayune1962-06-111975-10-15span... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers – 51 titles – 16 States

GenealogyBank announces that it has added newspaper backfiles for 51 newspapers from 16 States. This major upgrade brings GenealogyBank to nearly 300 million articles, books and records from over 3,800 newspapers; 260,000 books/documents and other resources. An esitmated One Billion Names. Click on the following links and start searching! CaliforniaColton. Chicano. 1 Issue. 5/10/1973Los... (Read More)

Green-Wood Cemetery – Brooklyn, NY – Honors Civil War Vets

Newspapers are producing more than newsprint – they are adding video news clips. Flickr photo from George K’s Photostream Here is an example from the New York Times – “Green-Wood Remembers Civil War Dead” Click here and watch in depth report about Green-Wood Cemetery’s effort to document the graves of Civil War veterans. It’s... (Read More)

Old Newspapers from 24 States go online

GenealogyBank adds content from 63 newspapers – from 24 States – 3.7 million records go online. In a major upload GenealogyBank has expanded its coverage adding long runs of historical newspapers – 22,963 issues from 63 newspapers act – from 24 States.Here’s the list: AlaskaJuneau. Daily Record-Miner. 42 issues. 10/7/1906 to 12/30/1906ArkansasJonesboro. Jonesboro Evening... (Read More)