Indiana wants me …

Searching for Indiana family history?GenealogyBank has Indiana newspapers from 1817 – Today. Click here and search Indiana historical newspapers 1817-1930Click here and search recent Indiana Obituaries 1990 – 2010Click here and search Indiana Death records 1937-2010 (SSDI) Newspapers in GenealogyBankAmerican Nonconformist. 11/11/1886 – 4/2/1896Amigo del Hogar. 11/22/1925 – 4/13/1930Batesville Herald-Tribune. 10/2/2009-CurrentBremen Enquirer. 10/7/2009-CurrentBrookville Enquirer.... (Read More)

City Directories

Thousands of city directories are going online. City directories are a basic tool for genealogists. City directories are like an annual census of the cities and towns across America. Now – thousands of them are being digitized and put online. Read about the history of city directories here: Williams, A.V. Growth and Development of... (Read More)

African American newspapers going up on GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank is adding over 280 fully-searchable African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1999. GenealogyBank released the first 50+ newspapers this month. “This is an exciting new addition to GenealogyBank – we are pleased to make these resources available -opening up family history information just not found anywhere else.” Alaska Spotlight (AK). 1956-1968... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 190 newspapers this month

GenealogyBank. adds more newspapers – we’re up to 190 titles added this month – that’s over 4,100 newspapers online right now. And, the month’s not over yet – there are still more newspapers going online before the year is over.Sign up now and see what you’ll find about your family! AK. Anchorage. Alaska Spotlight.... (Read More)

So, did you hear the one about the girl and the snake?

Newspapers are packed with the stories documenting our ancestors. Thankful Taylor of Murfreesboro, TN had quite a story to tell her grandchildren. Her story appeared in the Inter-Ocean (13 July 1874) and the Indianapolis Sentinel (10 July 1874). Here is just the first few paragraphs from the Inter-Ocean (13 July 1874). Click on the... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – genealogists in 10 states pass away

Genealogists in 10 States pass away. IN, KY, LA, NH, NY, TN, TX, UT, VA, VTAllred, LaRue Winn. (1923-2009)Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT) – May 7, 2009Alloway, Frances Patricia. (1917-2009)Indianapolis Star (IN) – May 7, 2009Baker, Rosaline Tilley. (1930-2009)Dallas Morning News (TX) – May 7, 2009Barnes, Major Arch Dalrymple. (1921-2009)Dallas Morning News (TX) – May 7,... (Read More)

Genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009)

Prominent Nashville, TN genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009) has passed away. She was President of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society. She published eight books between 1994 and 2006; mostly reference works to be used in tracing one’s roots in Nashville. She indexed tens of thousands of pre-Civil War civil court records, which added... (Read More)