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)

Where Was Ohio’s First Capital?

Chillicothe, Ohio, was the state’s first capital—from 1803-1810—and then it became Ohio’s third capital from1812-1816. GenealogyBank has that early period of “The Buckeye State’s” history covered with four Chillicothe newspapers from 1801 to 1839. Wait— Chillicothe was Ohio’s first and third capital? Why did the capital of Ohio change so much? In the 1800s... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Is Growing Rapidly!

Every day we add more newspapers to GenealogyBank’s online newspaper archives, updating our coverage for more than 3,000 newspapers. Rain, snow, it doesn’t matter—we digitize and post daily papers published today across America, as well as newspapers published 300 years ago. Millions of records are added every month to our archives. We add new... (Read More)

Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Adds 24 Million Records in April!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our online collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available anywhere. Here are some details about our most recent additions (we actually added new content to thousands of titles, but the following is a representative sample):... (Read More)

31 Million Records Added to Our Archives in February!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our online collections to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available anywhere. In fact, we’ve already added 31 million new genealogy records to our historical newspaper archives and obituary archives this February 2012 and we’re just getting... (Read More)

Millions of New Newspaper Records Added in January

GenealogyBank adds new content daily to its U.S. newspaper archives, an expansive online collection of 5,850 newspapers and more than one billion articles and records—and growing! January 2012 was one of our best months ever: GenealogyBank added 31 million digitized records with newspapers from 31 states to our archives for you to search online.... (Read More)

More newspapers go live on GenealogyBank – 26 States

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 26 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 one year!!We make it easy – you can even search all of GenealogyBank for free. Do it now. AL.... (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)

GenealogyBank adds 126 more newspapers!

Over the last few days we announced that 53 newspapers were added to GenealogyBank. Today we are announcing 73 additional newspapers. Wow. That’s 126 newspapers added so far this month – and it’s not over yet!!!You can expect even more newspapers to be added in the days ahead!!!It’s a great day for genealogy! Kern... (Read More)