13th Amendment Ratified, Abolishing Slavery in America

Our online archive of old newspapers is a great resource to help with your family history research, filling in details on your family tree. It’s also a good way to learn about the times your ancestors lived in, and better understand their lives. For example, if your ancestors were alive on Dec. 6, 1865,... (Read More)

31 Million Records Added to Our Archives in February!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our online collections to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available anywhere. In fact, we’ve already added 31 million new genealogy records to our historical newspaper archives and obituary archives this February 2012 and we’re just getting... (Read More)

Millions of New Newspaper Records Added in January

GenealogyBank adds new content daily to its U.S. newspaper archives, an expansive online collection of 5,850 newspapers and more than one billion articles and records—and growing! January 2012 was one of our best months ever: GenealogyBank added 31 million digitized records with newspapers from 31 states to our archives for you to search online.... (Read More)

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes from 19th Century America

Americans have been gathering together as family and friends for centuries to celebrate Thanksgiving: a holiday tradition of giving thanks, enjoying each other’s company—and of course eating. Recognizing their readers’ interest in food throughout the holiday season, many newspapers publish Thanksgiving recipes during the month of November. One handy feature of GenealogyBank’s newspaper archives... (Read More)

Family History Expos – Georgia 2011

Georgia Family History Expo – Duluth, Georgia 2011Over 400 genealogists gathered in Duluth, Georgia, for the annual Family History Expo held at the Gwinnett Center on Nov. 11-12, 2011. Now in its second year, this conference has the size and feel of a national conference. There were over 60 informative family history sessions taught... (Read More)

Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers every day! Search them now Chicago Times (Chicago, Illinois) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888) To be precise: we have 87 issues digitized – that’s 410 pages …. from the years: 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1864, 1879, 1884, 1885, and 1888. We’ll keep working on the rest and as we can we’ll fill... (Read More)

Breaking News: More newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds another 13 million records – obituaries, news articles and more. More than 1,800 newspapers were updated and new titles added.That’s too many titles to list here – but here are some of them:Alabama, MobileMobile Register. 1980-10-16 to 1983-05-30Arkansas, Little RockArkansas Gazette 1838-01-02 to 1871-11-25Arkansas, White HallWhite Hall Journal* 10/2/2009 to PresentArizona, Casa... (Read More)

Newspapers Go Online –

GenealogyBank keeps on growing! GenealogyBank.com added more newspaper coverage for over 1,600 newspapers – in all 50 States this week. Here is just a list of some of the new content that has been added. Search GenealogyBank now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04ALBirminghamWide-Awake*. 1900-01-24ALMobileMobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30ARGarden CityJonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18ARLittle... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 51 titles from 28 States

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. If you haven’t searched the historical newspapers – try it again – now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner1903-02-241907-05-25ALMobileMobile Register1972-07-011974-11-15ALPiedmontPiedmont Journal, The*10/2/2009Current ARLittle RockArkansas Gazette1820-04-081836-10-18AZTucsonDos Republicas*1879-08-231879-10-18CACoacheliaIdeal*1969-11-021977-11-01CAMount ShastaMt. Shasta Herald*10/2/2009Current CAOakdaleOakdale Leader, The*10/2/2009Current CTNew LondonNew London Daily Chronicle1848-10-131849-12-31DCWashingtonColored American1902-01-041903-01-03DCWashingtonWashington Bee1896-03-041913-12-27GAAugustaAugusta Chronicle1793-06-151841-10-16ILHarrisburgHarrisburg Daily Register *10/2/2009Current INAvonHendricks County Flyer*10/2/2009Current INIndianapolisFreeman1890-08-301893-11-04KSKansas CityAmerican Citizen*1805-01-271907-09-21KSKansas CityPlaindealer1935-01-041946-08-30KSTopekaKansas Whip1934-11-02KSTopekaPlaindealer1927-11-041931-12-25KYGrayson-Olive HillJournal-Times*10/2/2009Current LANew OrleansTimes-Picayune1962-06-111975-10-15span... (Read More)