1910 Census just like 2010 Census

Taking the census in 1910 was just as difficult for census enumerators then as it is for today’s census workers. 100 years ago today – Census Supervisor R.W. Hill issued an “ultimatum” that he would invoke “fines” and penalties if Seattle, WA residents continued to treat census takers with “discourtesy and contempt.” Click here... (Read More)

Where can I find Philadelphia death certificates?

Q: I am trying to find the exact date of death of my ancestor. I am sure he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1910. Is there a source for death records for that time period?A: You want to search these key sources:1. Philadelphia Historical Newspapers on GenealogyBank 1719-1983 https://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Pennsylvania/Philadelphia/2. Philadelphia Death Records... (Read More)

Tell us your success story.

We hear from GenealogyBank researchers all the time about their success in finding their family in historical newspapers and documents. Do you have an interesting story to tell?Would you be willing to be interviewed about it?If so, please contact me directly at: TKemp@NewsBank.com We want to hear from you. Here is what others have... (Read More)

More Newspapers, From 5 States go online

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 5 states. If you haven’t searched GenealogyBank in awhile – it is time to sign-up and discover your ancestors. Do it now! We have more than doubled in size in the past year!!We make it easy – you can even search all of GenealogyBank for freeDaily Sitka Sentinel, The... (Read More)

Celebrity News: Michael Jackson Tells His Story

Read the news as it happened. You can easily find the back stories of your family or celebrities – it is all in GenealogyBank.   GenealogyBank has over 9,000 articles about Michael Jackson.   Like this article from the 3 July 1995 issue of the Afro-American Gazette where Michael Jackson tells his own history.... (Read More)

Revolutionary War Soldier Burial Records

Genealogists want to know about their Revolutionary War ancestors – what they did in the war – where they lived and where they died. GenealogyBank has the answer. One of the important contributions that the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) has made over the past 119 years is their effort to locate and... (Read More)

Ship Passenger Lists

Newspapers routinely published passenger lists of passengers coming to and leaving from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank. Newspapers routinely published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s going... (Read More)

Genealogy Boot Camp – Quick Tips

Genealogy Boot Camp Here are a few tips that every genealogist should know.Using an online index Researchers using an online index sometimes try to tell the computer everything they know about their deceased ancestor.Assuming that the computer will sort through all of the facts and narrow down the hits to just their ancestor –... (Read More)