Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Today Illinois celebrates the 196th anniversary of its statehood—the “Prairie State” was admitted into the Union on 3 December 1818 as the 21st state. Featuring Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the country. If you are researching your family roots in Illinois, you will want to... (Read More)

Memorial Day

Every Memorial Day we see the familiar poppies and remember our nation’s war dead. Recalling those that died from the Revolutionary War down through today. In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid... (Read More)

More Newspapers, From 5 States go online

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 5 states. If you haven’t searched GenealogyBank in awhile – it is time to sign-up and discover your ancestors. Do it now! We have more than doubled in size in the past year!!We make it easy – you can even search all of GenealogyBank for freeDaily Sitka Sentinel, The... (Read More)

Funeral Sermons – a core genealogical resource

GenealogyBank.com has over 7,000 funeral sermons – full text digital copies and excerpts. These are a core source for genealogists searching for the details of their ancestor’s lives in Colonial America and the early Federalist period. (Photo, Ian Britton. FreeFoto.com). It was common in Colonial America to have a funeral sermon printed and distributed... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adds newspapers from 10 States

GenealogyBank.com added more newspapers from 10 States this morning. These papers are live on GenealogyBank right now. Click here to see the list of the other 3,500 newspapers on GenealogyBankDelawareDover. Delaware State News. 5/13//2008 to TodayHawaiiHilo. Hawaii Tribune Herald. 5/30/2008 to TodayIowaBettendorf. Bettendorf News. 2/5/2004 to TodayDavenport. Quad City Business Journal. 3/1/2004 to TodayIllinoisRock... (Read More)