A Good Woman Can Be Hard to Find…

When researching your family history, it can be very difficult to find information about women in the early 19th Century—finding genealogical resources that actually give women’s names and family details is challenging. It was common in the 19th Century for newspapers and government records to be brief and give only the basic information about... (Read More)

Pittsfield, MA Historical Newspapers 1788-1922; 1998-Today

GenealogyBank has set up a handy site for searching Pittsfield, Massachusetts’ archive of historical newspapers: 1788-1922, 1998-Today.Pittsfield, Massachusetts Newspapers Click here to search Pittsfield, MA newspapers 1788-1922Click here to search Pittsfield, MA obituaries from 1998-Today Or click on the individual titles below to search a specific Pittsfield, MA newspaper:Berkshire Chronicle 1788-1790Berkshire County Eagle 1826-1828Berkshire... (Read More)

National Archives, Library of Congress Documents Go Online

The National Archives and the Library of Congress announced today that they have begun loading digital copies of their materials on a new site called the World Digital Library.Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become... (Read More)

It’s Wild Bill Hickok’s Day ….

Wild Bill Hickok – James Butler Hickok – was born on May 27, 1837 in Troy Grove, Illinois. Famous in movies, films and hundreds of newspaper articles – he is central to the legends of the Old West. Newspapers serialized his story and pictured him fighting bears, outlaws and Confederate agents. Images by Van... (Read More)

On the Road Again – Delaware Genealogical Society

I am on the road again. Last night I had the opportunity to speak to the Delaware Genealogical Society about GenealogyBank. Hat’s off to the Society and particularly to DGS President Phoebe Doherty, her husband Tom and to the incoming DGS President Fran Allmond and her husband Charles for their invitation and hospitality. The... (Read More)

Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker – 1935-2008

Long time office manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists has passed away. A prolific genealogist and writer – she was a long time presence in Connecticut genealogical circles. She is best known for her republication of the Barbour Index to Connecticut Vital Records which was issued as a CD-ROM under the title: The... (Read More)

¡Hola! – Hispanic Newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has launched the Next Big Thing in genealogy – online resources:Hispanic Newspapers. This is the single largest compilation of Hispanic newspapers in the country. Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX – 20 April 1925 GenealogyBank has added the first 20 titles from 4 States – (IN, MO, NM, TX) -1855 to 1956. The entire... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – Added Over 42.5 Million Records Last Year!

GenealogyBank reported explosive growth in 2007 increasing its digital archive with over 40 million historical newspaper articles and modern obituaries. GenealogyBank is quickly becoming the fastest growing newspaper archive for family history research with over 3,300 U.S. newspapers in all 50 states. The exclusive collection features newspapers from the 1600’s to the present day... (Read More)