Happy National Doughnut Day!

My days of eating doughnuts are long gone – but it was 70 years ago that the first Friday in June was designated National Doughnut Day! Captain Hanson Gregory (1831-) of Camden, Maine gets the credit for inventing the modern doughnut – or at least the hole. He was a ship’s cook at age... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds 126 More Newspapers

We’ve mobilized the entire crew at GenealogyBank to bring you the historical backfiles of 126 newspapers from 23 States. (Image from Library of Congress, LC-DIG-nclc-03657) It’s a great day for genealogy!Titles from across the country – Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO) 1/4/1873 to 10/31/1913Norwich Aurora (Norwich, CT) 5/15/1839 to 3/10/1876Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) 11/2/1854 to... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds even more newspapers

Hot off the press! I just received word that GenealogyBank began adding an additional 67 historical newspapers today. (Image from Library of Congress – American Memory Project) That jumps the total with yesterday’s announcement to 107 titles added this weekend!! These titles will finish loading later this week. These additional historical newspapers are from... (Read More)

Join us to celebrate Halvor Moorshead’s retirement

Halvor Moorshead after a lifetime of publishing in the genealogy industry is retiring. Join us in person, by e-mail or blog to honor Halvor Moorshead on his retirement. Dinner 7 pm Thursday, 15 May 2008 at the Hyatt Regency’s Crown Center Peppercorn restaurant. On a budget? No problem, we’re ordering from the menu. RSVP... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database. This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names. You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice... (Read More)