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)

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)

Newspapers are crucial to documenting your family history

Genealogists rely on multiple sources to document a family tree. One source does not give all of the facts – so researchers must look at multiple family history records to gather the details for each family. For example – James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the... (Read More)

1910 Census just like 2010 Census

Taking the census in 1910 was just as difficult for census enumerators then as it is for today’s census workers. 100 years ago today – Census Supervisor R.W. Hill issued an “ultimatum” that he would invoke “fines” and penalties if Seattle, WA residents continued to treat census takers with “discourtesy and contempt.” Click here... (Read More)

City Directories

Thousands of city directories are going online. City directories are a basic tool for genealogists. City directories are like an annual census of the cities and towns across America. Now – thousands of them are being digitized and put online. Read about the history of city directories here: Williams, A.V. Growth and Development of... (Read More)

Chicago, IL Key Genealogy Resources Online – Handy Guide

Chicago Genealogy Resources.Bookmark and save this page – so you may easily refer to it often.Your handy guide to the sources you will actually use to build your family tree. Birth Certificates – 1878-1922 FamilySearch PilotBirth Registers – 1871-1915 FamilySearch Pilot Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 19201850 – Mortality, 1850 – Slave... (Read More)

Fred Q. Bowman (1916-2009) Genealogist, Author

Fred Q. Bowman (1916-2009)Frederick Quimby Bowman, 93, passed away in Albany, NY earlier this week. Well known genealogist and author – Fred was a relied upon source of early New York vital records. He was a genealogist who made a lasting difference. Obituary: Times Union (Albany, NY) – November 9, 2009See: http://bit.ly/5gmzM7He is survived... (Read More)