Funeral Sermons – a core genealogical resource

GenealogyBank.com has over 7,000 funeral sermons – full text digital copies and excerpts. These are a core source for genealogists searching for the details of their ancestor’s lives in Colonial America and the early Federalist period. (Photo, Ian Britton. FreeFoto.com). It was common in Colonial America to have a funeral sermon printed and distributed... (Read More)

Passenger Lists to America

Newspapers routinely published the list of passengers on board ships bound to and from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank. Newspapers published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s... (Read More)

NY genealogist featured in newspaper article

Lawrence Corbett, Watertown, NY family historian, has been researching since 1976 when his mother compiled their family history and published it in a spiral bound book. He is the Corresponding Secretary of the Jefferson County (NY) Genealogical Society. Click here to see the article about Corbett’s research experience and advice. The article appeared in... (Read More)

DNA Study Finds Colon Cancer Risk for Descendants of George Fry who arrived in Weymouth, MA in early 1600s

Today’s Boston Globe is reporting the important work of University of Utah Dr. Deb Neklason, “a professional geneticist and an amateur genealogist;” in tracing the family history of a gene that causes colon cancer through many generations of the descendants of Colonial immigrant George Fry. She presented her findings at the national meeting of... (Read More)

Best source for old newspapers online

GenealogyBank is the best source for early US newspapers on the planet. Last week I wrote about digging in GenealogyBank and finding articles about my early American ancestors in Maine. I had found family death and marriage announcements – this week I kept digging for more information about William Garcelon (1763-1851) his wife Maria... (Read More)

Wow – I love GenealogyBank.

We routinely hear from genealogists telling about their success – “Wow, look what I found!” We really love to hear those stories and today it is my turn. Last week I was stunned to find that one of my cousins had posted early photographs of our family online. There they were – the actual... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – packed with veteran’s records

Today is Veteran’s Day – I have many ancestors and cousins that served – from the days of the Colonial militia, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 right up to today. In fact my brother and I joined the Navy when we were 17 – but that was a long time ago. With Veteran’s... (Read More)

What is upcoming for Tennessee?

I was asked tonight: What Tennessee newspapers are being adding next on GenealogyBank?I checked and here are the titles that have been approved and will be added in the months ahead. Knoxville Gazette. Knoxville, TN. 1795 to 1818Clarion and Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1821 to 1874Nashville Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1822 to 1826Tennessee Gazette. Nashville,... (Read More)