Search Old Charleston, SC Newspapers 1723-1975

GenealogyBank has set up a handy site for searching Charleston, South Carolina’s historical newspaper archive: 1723-1975. Click Here to Search all of the newspapers hereOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific newspaperCarolina Gazette 1723-1828Charleston Courier 1803-1822Charleston Evening Gazette 1785-1786Charleston Mercury 1854-1859Charleston Morning Post 1786-1787Chronicle of Liberty 1783City Gazette 1787-1842Columbian Herald... (Read More)

Alex Haley’s family tree grows via DNA study

USA Today (7 April 2009) is reporting that a DNA study has extended the branches of Alex Haley’s family tree. The clue came when a “78-year-old man in Scotland named Thomas Baff, … took the DNA test to help his daughter” who was working on the family history. You may read the story here... (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)

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)

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)

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is almost here.

GenealogyBank is off to a great start this month. It added 2.9 Million new records and documents – bringing the collection to well over 216 Million documents – that’s an estimated 1.5 Billion names. GenealogyBank added content for 41 newspapers from 20 States including titles like: Springfield (MA) Republican 1861-1909 Boston Journal (1870-1899)Philadelphia North... (Read More)