Joshua Hempstead (1678-1758) – I was blind but now I see.

New London Historical Society (CT) is doing a terrific job serializing Joshua Hempstead’s diary on their site. Styled the Joshua Hempstead Blog – each entry of his diary captures the details of life in Colonial Connecticut. Hempstead’s diary entries are dated from September 8, 1711 through November 3, 1758. He died 22 December 1758.... (Read More)

Newspapers from 23 states go online!

GenealogyBank added and expanded 32 newspapers from 23 states. 16 new titles. Click and search them right now. California Benecia. California Gazette*. 1 issue. 1851-07-12 ColoradoDenver. Denver Mirror* 33 issues. 1874-06-28 to 1875-05-30 ConnecticutBristol. Bristol Press*. 2007-12-28 to PresentManchester. Journal Inquirer*. 2004-03-08 to PresentMiddletown. Constitution. 20 issues. 1856-12-31 to 1857-12-02New London. New London Daily... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds and expands 25 newspapers in 17 states.

GenealogyBank adds and expands 25 newspapers in 17 states.AK. Juneau.Daily Record-Miner1 issue. 10/8/1903 CO. Colorado SpringsGazette-Telegraph. 12 issues. 5/24/1903 to 3/11/1920CT. MiddletownConstitution. 37 issues. 1878-01-01 to 1878-12-03CT. New LondonNew London Gazette. 146 issues. 1828-01-07 to 1835-12-30 KY. LouisvilleWestern Courier*. 148issues 1813-11-16 to 1816-09-26LA. New OrleansTimes Picayune. 246 issues. 1861-05-15 to 1894-09-04MD. BaltimoreBaltimore American. 12... (Read More)

"I sank the Bismarck"

The London Daily Telegraph (9 June 2009) is reporting that it was John Moffat, an RAF pilot, who dropped the torpedo that led to the sinking of the Bismarck on May 28, 1941. (Click here to read the entire article Dallas Morning News 31 May 1941). The sinking of the Bismarck is a powerful... (Read More)

Passenger Lists

GenealogyBank is growing – it now has nearly 300 million items.This morning I found this passenger list – published as a souvenir handbill that was likely given to the passengers on the steamship Silesia when it left on Tuesday November 30, 1869 bound for Plymouth, Cherbourg, London and Hamburg. In addition to the 3,800... (Read More)

Passenger Lists to America

Newspapers routinely published the list of passengers on board ships bound to and from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank. Newspapers published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s... (Read More)

Massachusetts Library Lecture – Sat, 4 Apr – Braintree, MA

Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree, Massachusetts.For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420 or visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net Program: Discovering Your Ancestry Using the InternetSpeaker: Michael BrophyWhen: Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. The most popular and useful features of www.newenglandancestors.org, www.familysearch.org, www.genealogybank.com and other Internet... (Read More)