Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Today Illinois celebrates the 196th anniversary of its statehood—the “Prairie State” was admitted into the Union on 3 December 1818 as the 21st state. Featuring Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the country. If you are researching your family roots in Illinois, you will want to... (Read More)

1000s of Recent Illinois Obituaries & More Going Online!

GenealogyBank is pleased to announce that obituaries from the newspapers in the following list are being added to our Recent Obituaries Collection. Note that we are adding thousands of recent Illinois obituaries from 58 newspapers so you are more likely to find your recently deceased Illinoisan relatives in GenealogyBank. These new obituaries provide fantastic... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds 22 Million Newspaper Records in March!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our online collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available anywhere. Here are some details about our most recent additions to our website (we actually added new content to thousands of titles, but the following is... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more digital newspapers

GenealogyBank adds 5.9 million more articles and documents.This includes more articles from 40 newspapers from 22 statesThe 18 new newspapers we added this month are indicated with * an asterisk GenealogyBank now has:Over 115.6 million obituaries and death records – more than any other sourceOver 3,700 newspapers – and growing – more than any... (Read More)