Social Security Death Index Comparison across Genealogy Sites

The Social Security Death Index is available on so many genealogy sites—are they all alike? You might think so—but on looking closer, they aren’t all the same. In fact, there are many differences in the Social Security information they provide, as this article will show. Here’s an important question to ask when comparing various... (Read More)

Where can I find Philadelphia death certificates?

Q: I am trying to find the exact date of death of my ancestor. I am sure he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1910. Is there a source for death records for that time period?A: You want to search these key sources:1. Philadelphia Historical Newspapers on GenealogyBank 1719-1983 https://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Pennsylvania/Philadelphia/2. Philadelphia Death Records... (Read More)

Indiana wants me …

Searching for Indiana family history?GenealogyBank has Indiana newspapers from 1817 – Today. Click here and search Indiana historical newspapers 1817-1930Click here and search recent Indiana Obituaries 1990 – 2010Click here and search Indiana Death records 1937-2010 (SSDI) Newspapers in GenealogyBankAmerican Nonconformist. 11/11/1886 – 4/2/1896Amigo del Hogar. 11/22/1925 – 4/13/1930Batesville Herald-Tribune. 10/2/2009-CurrentBremen Enquirer. 10/7/2009-CurrentBrookville Enquirer.... (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)

So, this couple just had a baby ….

I met a couple with a new baby boy. They decided to name him for his mother’s brother – They call him: Uncle. Smitty – a rimshot. Not only does GenealogyBank.com have over 130 million obituaries and death records it has tens of millions of birth announcements as well. (Columbus (GA) Enquirer Sun. 17... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adds 1.5 million records

GenealogyBank.com added 1.5+ million records and documents this week: 62 newspapers; 1,500 books/documents; over 300,000 obituaries/death records. GenealogyBank now has over 250,000 books, documents and reports. Earlier this week we announced the addition of over 60 newspapers in the Historical Newspapers and the America’s Newspapers sections. GenealogyBank: Covers all 50 States!1690-Today!Updated daily!3,800+ newspapers130+ million... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – genealogists in 11 states pass away

Genealogists in 11 states pass away. CT, MA, MI, MN, NH, OK, PA, TN, UT, WA, WV Bell, Frederick R. (1945-2009)Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) – May 6, 2009 Brown, Robert Arthur. (1927-2009)Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) – May 6, 2009 Carrington, Hiram D., Jr. (1930-2009)Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) – May 5, 2009 Church, James. (1925-2009)Star Tribune (Minneapolis,... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – 12 Genealogists in 7 States have passed away.

12 genealogists in 7 States have passed away. Baker, Francis J. (1916-2009)News Journal (Mansfield, OH). May 1, 2009Beeson, Myron. (1926-2009)Salt Lake Tribune (UT). May 3, 2009 Cantwell, Nancy Carolyn McKissack. (1933-2009)Denton Record-Chronicle (TX). May 3, 2009Clever, Evelyn L. (1910-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). May 2, 2009 Davis, Pauline Rose. (1931-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake... (Read More)