Early Women Occupations, Jobs & Avocations

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary provides a fun quiz to test your knowledge of terms used in old newspapers to describe our female ancestors’ occupations—and then provides illustrated definitions of those terms. Our female ancestors were hard-working and talented... (Read More)

Genealogy Podcast 1: Newspapers Are A Critical Genealogy Resource

Learn why newspapers are a critical resource to complete your family tree in this GenealogyBank podcast episode. Listen as our seasoned in-house genealogist Tom Kemp explains how to search for and find genealogical information in old newspapers. Learn how you can trace back your family tree using genealogy records found in historical newspapers.  .. (Read More)

Genealogists who make a difference: Doris Cozart

Genealogists who make a difference Doris Cozart, of Chillicothe, Texas has spent the past 40 years in genealogy – as a publisher, author and researcher. Active in multiple genealogical societies she is quick to help others find the information they are looking for. Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX – 21 June 2009). She... (Read More)

US Navy Register Online – A Genealogist Writes

Yesterday the GenealogyBank Blog wrote about the US Navy Register going online. It has been very popular. Today I received this note from a genealogist about what she found: Tom:I just spent a couple of hours pulling up and printing out [pages from the US Navy Register] from 1922 to 1947 for my father-in-law.... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries

Bock, Terri Ann (Van Sickler) (1956-2009). Kalamazoo Gazette (MI): May 3, 2009 Gooch, Jane Bradford (1912-2009). New York Times: 3 May 2009McCullough, Frederick Charles (1914-2009).Oak Ridger (TN): April 29, 2009 Price, Oberia Garrett Estrada (1926-2009). Alexandria Daily Town Talk (LA): 27 Apr 2009.. (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)