Family Search Uncovers Circus Elephant Story

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott speaks of his love of genealogy, and shares some of the family history discoveries he’s made—including the tale of an ancestor, a zookeeper, who was nearly trampled to death by Minnie, the... (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)

How Do I Find an Obituary in Newsday?

Simple: use GenealogyBank’s database of newspaper obituaries and follow these steps: Let’s say you are looking for the obituary of Elayne Singer who died in 2004. Go to the obituary backfile at GenealogyBank.com In the search box – type her name: Elayne Singer Look just below the “Begin Search” button and click on Advanced... (Read More)