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)

Chicago, IL Key Genealogy Resources Online – Handy Guide

Chicago Genealogy Resources.Bookmark and save this page – so you may easily refer to it often.Your handy guide to the sources you will actually use to build your family tree. Birth Certificates – 1878-1922 FamilySearch PilotBirth Registers – 1871-1915 FamilySearch Pilot Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 19201850 – Mortality, 1850 – Slave... (Read More)

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y

I am often asked: Do you have Canadian newspapers in GenealogyBank?Well, no we don’t – but that’s not the question you want to ask. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – all of them published in the United States – but it has several million articles, records and documents on Canadians. Tip: I have been... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adds 1.5 million records

GenealogyBank.com added 1.5+ million records and documents this week: 62 newspapers; 1,500 books/documents; over 300,000 obituaries/death records. GenealogyBank now has over 250,000 books, documents and reports. Earlier this week we announced the addition of over 60 newspapers in the Historical Newspapers and the America’s Newspapers sections. GenealogyBank: Covers all 50 States!1690-Today!Updated daily!3,800+ newspapers130+ million... (Read More)

Searching historical Illinois newspapers

Handy List of Illinois Historical Newspapers GenealogyBank has 131 Illinois newspapers with coverage from 1818 to Today. Click here to see the complete list of Illinois newspapers in GenealogyBank. Use these handy links to speed up your research:Just click and start searching!Search all Illinois Historical Newspapers. 1818-1975Search specific Illinois newspapers:Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL).... (Read More)