Christmas Presents of the Past: the Strange, the Unusual—and More

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott looks through old newspapers to find some truly strange, unusual—and sometimes heartwarming—presents given during past Christmases. I always feel extra thankful around Christmastime that I am a genealogist. It is the best... (Read More)

Top Genealogy Websites: Arkansas Genealogy Resources for Records

Are you researching your family roots in Arkansas? Here are some good resources for Arkansas genealogy information online—GenealogyBank and vital records put up by the state itself, as well as FamilySearch—to help with your family history research in “The Natural State.” GenealogyBank has an extensive collection of Arkansas newspapers online from 1819 to Today.... (Read More)

Search More than 75 Arkansas Newspapers Online!

GenealogyBank adds new content to its online historical newspaper archives daily. We now have more than 75 online newspapers from Arkansas. That’s a lot of newspaper articles to help with your family history research in “The Natural State.” Our Arkansas archives include both old and recent newspaper titles, dating from the 1800s up to... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adds 14 newspapers from states – Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina

GenealogyBank.com adds 14 newspapers from 5 states – Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina Daily World, The (Helena, West Helena, AR) Obituaries: 06/26/2008 – CurrentDeath Notices: 05/27/2008 – CurrentHope Star (Hope, AR) Obituaries: 10/20/2008 – Current Death Notices: 11/18/2008 – CurrentApache Junction-Gold Canyon Independent (Apache Junction, AZ)Obituaries: 07/01/2008 – CurrentDeath Notices: 11/13/2007 – Current... (Read More)

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical Research

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical ResearchBy Jeffery Hartley(This article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Prologue. It has been excerpted and reprinted here with the permission of the author. The Historical Documents section in GenealogyBank includes over 243,000 reports from the US Serial Set and the American State Papers). Click here... (Read More)