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)

Archivist of the US to speak at FGS Conference

Breaking News: The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced that Archivist of the US David Ferriero, will be speaking at the annual FGS Conference – on Wednesday August 18th in Knoxville, TN. He will be the luncheon speaker at the Focus on Societies Luncheon. His topic will be The Citizen-Archivist. He will also speak... (Read More)

6 more newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 6 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.Mammoth Times (Mammoth Lakes, CA)Obituaries:... (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)

Georgia Newspapers Online

Georgia newspapers online: GenealogyBank puts four Georgia newspapers online. Augusta, Georgia Augusta Chronicle. 1/1/1982 to 12/31/1996 Chatsworth, GeorgiaChatsworth Times. 11/18/2009 to Current Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Tribune. 12/04/1875 to 12/28/1922 Thomaston, GeorgiaThomaston Times. 10/02/2009 to Current It’s been an amazing month – these are just four of the 190 newspapers, from 34 states added this... (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)

GenealogyBank adds and expands 25 newspapers in 17 states.

GenealogyBank adds and expands 25 newspapers in 17 states.AK. Juneau.Daily Record-Miner1 issue. 10/8/1903 CO. Colorado SpringsGazette-Telegraph. 12 issues. 5/24/1903 to 3/11/1920CT. MiddletownConstitution. 37 issues. 1878-01-01 to 1878-12-03CT. New LondonNew London Gazette. 146 issues. 1828-01-07 to 1835-12-30 KY. LouisvilleWestern Courier*. 148issues 1813-11-16 to 1816-09-26LA. New OrleansTimes Picayune. 246 issues. 1861-05-15 to 1894-09-04MD. BaltimoreBaltimore American. 12... (Read More)

Jamaican historical documents being rescued

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme reported this week that it has completed its Inventory of Archival Holdings in Jamaica – zeroing in on the records at greatest risk. Manumission record. Jamaica Archives and Records Department The report concentrated on manuscript genealogical resources most at risk, “specifically in the National Library of Jamaica and... (Read More)

"I sank the Bismarck"

The London Daily Telegraph (9 June 2009) is reporting that it was John Moffat, an RAF pilot, who dropped the torpedo that led to the sinking of the Bismarck on May 28, 1941. (Click here to read the entire article Dallas Morning News 31 May 1941). The sinking of the Bismarck is a powerful... (Read More)