GenealogyBank – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I had a basic question yesterday that reminded me of one of the core values of GenealogyBank – it’s flexible search engine. A woman wrote asking for the obituary notice of her father – who had died in December 2008 – but she had not included her father’s name. So I wrote back asking... (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)

Kalamazoo Gazette 1837-1922 Online.

GenealogyBank adds the Kalamazoo Gazette 1837-1922. Click here and search it now! Growing collection of Michigan newspapers now online. Search GenealogyBank now! More than 4,100 newspapers – best old newspaper site on the planet. It’s been an amazing month – this is just one of the 190 newspapers, from 34 states added this month... (Read More)

FYI: GenealogyBank has already added 20 Million records & the month’s only half over. This is going to be a big month! Click Here and Start Searching now!!.. (Read More)

Happy Birthday GenealogyBank!

GenealogyBank is 3 years old today!Wow – and has it grown. GenealogyBank has gone from 1,300 newspapers to over 3,800 newspapers – that’s the equivalent of going from 160 million articles to 346 million articles, documents and reports – GenealogyBank now has more than 130 million obituaries and death records. If you haven’t checked... (Read More)

Vermont attacked during Civil War

19 October 1864 the residents of St. Albans, Vermont were surprised when a band of 20 to 30 Confederate irregular troops attacked the village intent on robbing the bank and setting fire to the village. You can read all about it in the St. Albans Daily Messenger 20 October 1864 “In front and on... (Read More)

More Newspapers Go Online – 41 newspapers, 23 states

GenealogyBank adds and expands 41 newspapers from 23 states. 21 new titles. That’s nearly 14 million articles contained in 8,052 issues! Click and search them right now!! Connecticut. Middletown. American Sentinel. 326 issues. 1823-01-01 to 1833-04-24Connecticut. Middletown. Constitution. 47 issues. 1854-12-13 to 1855-12-05Connecticut. New London. New London Gazette. 160 issues. 1838-01-03 to 1843-03-22Connecticut. Nor... (Read More)

Newspapers from 23 states go online!

GenealogyBank added and expanded 32 newspapers from 23 states. 16 new titles. Click and search them right now. California Benecia. California Gazette*. 1 issue. 1851-07-12 ColoradoDenver. Denver Mirror* 33 issues. 1874-06-28 to 1875-05-30 ConnecticutBristol. Bristol Press*. 2007-12-28 to PresentManchester. Journal Inquirer*. 2004-03-08 to PresentMiddletown. Constitution. 20 issues. 1856-12-31 to 1857-12-02New London. New London Daily... (Read More)

Washington, DC Captured – President Flees on Horseback

Washington, DC was captured and burned August 24-25th, 1814. Illustration: National Archives Identifier 531090 With British troops overwhelming the city “…a retreat was ordered, when the President, who had been on horseback, with the army the whole day, reared from the mortifying scene, and left the city on horseback accompanied by Gen. Mason and... (Read More)