Preview to Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post, Gena previews the upcoming Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, including the genealogy talks she will be presenting there on behalf of GenealogyBank. Do you have an event you look forward to every year? There... (Read More)

I am not finding my great-grandfather, what do I do now?

The steady flow of newspapers, records and documents going online on GenealogyBank gives family historians a lot to search and comb through. These newspapers and documents were published over the past 3 centuries – so sometimes it takes a little detective work to find our ancestors. Here are a few tips:1. First search for... (Read More)

Vermont attacked during Civil War

19 October 1864 the residents of St. Albans, Vermont were surprised when a band of 20 to 30 Confederate irregular troops attacked the village intent on robbing the bank and setting fire to the village. You can read all about it in the St. Albans Daily Messenger 20 October 1864 “In front and on... (Read More)

Even more Genealogy Blogs …

Earlier this week I wrote: A genealogy blog? What’s that? I told you about key genealogy blogs that you read daily. But wait, there’s more. Here are even more genealogy blog sites that are must reading: Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog – knowledgeable blogger Schelly Talalay Dardashti has one foot planted in... (Read More)

A genealogy blog? What’s that?

A “blog” is one of those made up words coined by the Internet. Click here to see the Wikipedia definition. Think of a genealogy blog as a telegram service keeping you up to date on all possible aspects of genealogy. These could be brief postcard size updates on what the writer has been researching;... (Read More)