List of Private Claims – 1815-1881 – Online

John and Jane Q. Public have been petitioning Congress for all types of reasons for over 200 years. The reason for each request may vary – but Congress considered every request. In 1880 the Senate, presided over by William A. Wheeler (1819-1887), authorized the publication of the List of Private Claims – that listed... (Read More)

Idaho Statesman turns 145 years old!

Congratulations to the Idaho Statesman newspaper – it turned 145 years old yesterday! Click Here to search the old pages of the Idaho Statesman 1864-1922 in GenealogyBank. Read about the fall of Richmond and the ending of the Civil War; sift the paper for the old obituaries, marriage notices and birth announcements. “But now... (Read More)

Marriage Announcements –

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (J. Stewart wedding – 1903, Nekoma, ND. LOC.gov) Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published on July 22, 1802, July 22, 1862 or July 22,1962 – GenealogyBank is your comprehensive source. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! (Dallas (TX) Morning News – 22 July 1962)(Maine Eagle... (Read More)

Deaths at the US Soldiers’ Home – Washington, DC 1898-1899

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (Illustration – US Soldiers’ Home – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division – Digital ID: npcc 18971) GenealogyBank has more than 250,000 historical documents and reports – like the Annual Reports of the War Department. The War Department, like all US Government Agencies issues an annual report... (Read More)

North Carolina newspapers 1719-1926, 1988-Today

(Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott. Courtesy, Library of Congress: LC-USF34-52728-D) See what’s cooking in the Wilkins family kitchen … near Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina … and all the other news recorded in the Tar Heel State’s old newspapers. GenealogyBank.com has North Carolina’s historical newspapers from 1719-1926, 1988-Today. Click here to search all of North... (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)

Kentucky Newspapers online

List of Kentucky newspapers that are scheduled to go online on GenealogyBank in the months ahead. Quickly find obituaries; birth, engagement & wedding announcements; and so much more. (Stephen Foster’s My Old Kentucky Home …. courtesy of Library of Congress, Music for the Nation) List of upcoming Kentucky Newspapers that will be added to... (Read More)

Arkansas & Maine Newspapers Being Added to GenealogyBank.com

To get the word out about which historical newspapers we’ll be adding in the months ahead – here is today’s list of newspapers for Arkansas and Maine. I will research and post another two States tomorrow. (Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940. Courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – Digital... (Read More)

On, Wisconsin! – Statehood May 29, 1848

Here’s to Wisconsin! It became a state on this day in 1848. On, Wisconsin is the state song. (The image is from the Library of Congress, American Memory Project.) GenealogyBank has millions of records for Wisconsin – even newspapers that were published before it became a state. Here is the list: Capital Times, The... (Read More)