CNN Article on ‘Finding Your Roots’

You see genealogy coming up everywhere these days in the national media and in popular culture. It was particularly good to see this recent story from CNN about researching family history. This helpful article, written by Sarah Engler of RealSimple.com, includes family research guidance and tips from Corey Oiesen, communications officer of the Association... (Read More)

How to Spot and Avoid 9 Common Genealogy Mistakes & Errors

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary discusses 9 common mistakes made when doing family history research, and suggests ways to avoid them. Family history researchers are often frustrated by the mistakes of others—particularly when there is an obvious error in... (Read More)

Case Study Part 2: How to Find Old Newspaper Articles about Family

As I continued to look in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives for the history of the Crofoot family (see: “Case Study: Using Old Newspaper Articles to Learn about Your Ancestors”) I found another clue. Another wife? This historical obituary was for Mrs. Esther Crofoot who was the “wife of Ephraim C.” Notice the newspaper editor... (Read More)

Genealogy Records You Can Find In Newspaper Archives Infographic

Is the Infographic image above too small? See the larger version. Newspapers offer a variety of genealogy records that you can use to trace back your family tree. Learn about the types of genealogy records that can be found in newspapers and discover the family history information that each record type contains below. Obituaries Obituaries are an... (Read More)

Georgia Genealogical Society Hosts Free GenealogyBank Webinar

Ever wanted a quick course on getting the most out of GenealogyBank?Now you can do that.Join us online Monday, December 19th at 8:00 p.m. (EST), as Tom Kemp—GenealogyBank’s Director of Genealogy Products—gives a free webinar: “Using GenealogyBank.com Effectively and Efficiently”This free one-hour webinar is sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society. Learn how to navigate... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds over 300 more newspapers

GenealogyBank announced today that it has added 319 additional newspapers – bringing the site’s total to over 5,000 newspapers. With coverage from 1690 to today – GenealogyBank is an essential tool for genealogists. Click here to see the list of 319 newspapers just added to GenealogyBank. ... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com Celebrates Fourth Anniversary Online — Reports 256% Growth in Family History Records

GenealogyBank has added over 570 million historical newspaper articles, obituaries and other vital records in the past four years – growing 256% – going from 160 million records to over 730 million articles, records & documents. This is huge. Search GenealogyBank now.This week GenealogyBank, a leading provider of historical and recent newspapers for family... (Read More)