October 1880 Snowstorm Began ‘The Snow Winter’

This photograph was taken in March 1881 of a train passing through snow-covered Minnesota in the worst snow season ever recorded there. The snow season started with a storm in October 1880 and it just kept on snowing until March of 1881. It was one of the Midwest’s worst-ever snow seasons, with multiple blizzards... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adding more newspapers

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 8 States – bringing our modern newspapers in the America’s Obituaries section up to 1,144 titles. ArkansasCourier, The (Russellville, AR) Obituaries: 08/23/2008 – Current Death Notices: 08/20/2008 – CurrentHot Springs Village Voice (Hot Springs, AR) Obituaries: 09/10/2008 – Current Death Notices: 09/03/2008 – CurrentIowaAd Express & Daily Iowegian (Centerville, IA)... (Read More)

Patty Barthell Myers, 1930-2008

Patty Barthell Myers died 9 October 2008, at the home of her daughter, Lucy Bonnington.Her obituary (San Antonio Express-News (TX) – October 13, 2008; Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 Oct 2008) simply stated her “life’s work was genealogy.” Well said. She was the author of numerous compiled genealogies and reference works including: Female index to Genealogical... (Read More)