How to deal with heirloom, oversize portraits

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal (February 14-15, 2009 pp. R6) has a terrific article by Kathleen A. Hughes – “The Person over the Mantle”. Hughes tells the experiences of families in preserving and displaying their old family portraits and her own change of heart in displaying the image of her 3rd Great Grandmother, Mary... (Read More)

GenealogyBank celebrates 2nd Anniversary

GenealogyBank is celebrating its second year of service to genealogists! Join with us and celebrate!We’ll be “Two” on October 18th. How time flies. It has been a wonderful two years! We have loved receiving your fan mail and sharing in your success stories. We’re happy for your amazing finds and knowing the special value... (Read More)

National Archives, Library of Congress Documents Go Online

The National Archives and the Library of Congress announced today that they have begun loading digital copies of their materials on a new site called the World Digital Library.Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adding 56 more New York historical newspapers

Great news – GenealogyBank.com is adding 56 more New York historical newspapers. GenealogyBank already contains over 330 NY newspapers – part of the more than 3,500 local newspapers from across the country that are online in GenealogyBank. Wow – climbing your family tree has never been easier. (Photo courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and... (Read More)

What is upcoming for Tennessee?

I was asked tonight: What Tennessee newspapers are being adding next on GenealogyBank?I checked and here are the titles that have been approved and will be added in the months ahead. Knoxville Gazette. Knoxville, TN. 1795 to 1818Clarion and Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1821 to 1874Nashville Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1822 to 1826Tennessee Gazette. Nashville,... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 13 States

GenealogyBank announced today that it has added another 14 newspapers from 13 States to the America’s Obituaries section of GenealogyBank.This brings the modern obituaries to nearly 28 million obituaries & death notices. There are millions more obituaries in the 2,500 newspapers in the Historical Newspaper section and in the Historical Documents section. With data... (Read More)