Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Today Illinois celebrates the 196th anniversary of its statehood—the “Prairie State” was admitted into the Union on 3 December 1818 as the 21st state. Featuring Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the country. If you are researching your family roots in Illinois, you will want to... (Read More)

Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 24 Million More Records!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available online. We just completed adding 24 million more U.S. genealogy records, vastly increasing our content coverage from coast to coast! Here are some of the details about... (Read More)

GenealogyBank’s Genealogy Archive Expansion Keeps Rolling!

GenealogyBank keeps expanding our online archives of historical newspapers, books, documents, and government records—continuously adding new material for your genealogy research at the astonishing rate of 10 more records every second. In the next few weeks GenealogyBank will be adding more newspapers and filling in gaps for over 2,800 U.S. newspapers providing you more... (Read More)

Portland, Oregon Street Names

Ever wonder who the streets in your town were named for? The Oregonian (Portland, OR) newspaper ran a regular series giving the history of the names of the streets in Portland, Oregon. Read these street histories in GenealogyBank.com Tip: Find these articles quickly by going to the special site we’ve created for searching just... (Read More)

How Do I Find an Obituary in Newsday?

Simple: use GenealogyBank’s database of newspaper obituaries and follow these steps: Let’s say you are looking for the obituary of Elayne Singer who died in 2004. Go to the obituary backfile at GenealogyBank.com In the search box – type her name: Elayne Singer Look just below the “Begin Search” button and click on Advanced... (Read More)