How to Do Genealogy Research with German-Language Newspapers

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about resources and techniques to help you find family history information in foreign-language newspapers, even if you’re not familiar with that language. GenealogyBank’s recent announcement that it is adding Italian American newspapers in... (Read More)

Happy Birthday GenealogyBank!

GenealogyBank is 3 years old today!Wow – and has it grown. GenealogyBank has gone from 1,300 newspapers to over 3,800 newspapers – that’s the equivalent of going from 160 million articles to 346 million articles, documents and reports – GenealogyBank now has more than 130 million obituaries and death records. If you haven’t checked... (Read More)

German Language Newspapers 1750-1898

GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – including titles in German. (Lancaster, PA: Neue Unpartheyische Lancaster Zeitung – 6 Aug 1788). GenealogyBank has 28 German-American newspapers that were published from 1750-1898 – in 6 States. You may click on the links to begin searching each newspaper immediately. MarylandFrankfort. Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung. 1 issue. 1789-02-18 to... (Read More)

Linda Fay Kaufman, genealogist, 1940-2009

Remembering one of our own: Linda Fay Kaufman, genealogist, 1940-2009Enthusiastic genealogist Linda Fay Kaufman (1940-2009) has passed away.She put her family history research online and actively corresponded with genealogists across the country. A search of the genealogy lists shows her posts as recently as the last few months. Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin... (Read More)

Searching Philadelphia Newspapers

GenealogyBank has created a special site for searching Philadelphia’s historical newspapers. Search Philadelphia’s Historical Newspapers – Click Here This site includes 65 newspapers from 1719 to 1922. For the entire list click hereTwo of the most popular Philadelphia newspapers in this collection are: The Philadelphia Inquirer (1834-1922) (Gaps: 1847-1851, 1853-1859)The Public Ledger (1836-1873) (Gaps:... (Read More)

German American newspapers online

GenealogyBank has more than 3,500 newspapers online. These newspapers are from all 50 States and run from the 1600s to today. While most are in English – we do have newspapers in German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Shawnee. It’s a great day for genealogy!Es ist ein großer Tag für Genealogie!Here is the list of... (Read More)