Amazing True Story of Shipwreck Survival

Last week I spotted the unusual story of a man saved from dying in a shipwreck in the middle of the night when he spotted a floating box—it turned out to be his wife’s coffin that he was bringing home for burial! The newspaper article containing this incredible survival story was printed by the... (Read More)

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar …

“Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, all who love obits stand up and holler!” That is probably not the way you heard that cheer – but genealogists sure do love obituaries.I came across this obituary for Louise Cloutier (1789-1889). It was published in the 13 November 1889 issue of the Daily Inter-Ocean... (Read More)

Elvis Presley: Search 32,000 newspaper articles

Remembering Elvis – (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977). Search over 32,000 newspaper articles about Elvis Presley on GenealogyBank – your best source for old newspapers. Complete digital copies of thousands of newspapers from across the United States. Read, search the newspapers for any topic that interests you. Title List. Click here and... (Read More)

Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers every day! Search them now Chicago Times (Chicago, Illinois) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888) To be precise: we have 87 issues digitized – that’s 410 pages …. from the years: 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1864, 1879, 1884, 1885, and 1888. We’ll keep working on the rest and as we can we’ll fill... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds 40+ more newspapers Search GenealogyBank now! Dearborn County Register, The (Lawrenceburg, IN)04/19/2010 – Current Ohio County News, The – Rising Sun Recorder (Rising Sun, IN)05/01/2010 – Current Salem News, The (Beverly, MA)05/12/2010 – Current: Advocate Tribune (Granite Falls, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Montevideo American-News (Montevido, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Redwood Falls Gazette (Redwood Falls,... (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)

Celebrity News: Michael Jackson Tells His Story

Read the news as it happened. You can easily find the back stories of your family or celebrities – it is all in GenealogyBank.   GenealogyBank has over 9,000 articles about Michael Jackson.   Like this article from the 3 July 1995 issue of the Afro-American Gazette where Michael Jackson tells his own history.... (Read More)

GenealogyBank doubles in size

GenealogyBank has added more than 306 million newspaper articles!One year ago we had 174 million articles. Today we have 480 million newspaper articles – in 4,300 newspapers — in all GenealogyBank has over 566 million books, documents and records on the entire site!! We have more than doubled in size in one year!! If... (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)