Unusual Obituaries: Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell

Speaking of unusual obituaries. See this one from GenealogyBank – published in today’s (3 April 2009) Boston Globe. Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell, son of the late Sir George Sitwell (author of The History of the Fork and inventor of a revolver for shooting wasps).Boston Globe, (MA) – April 3, 2009Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell; restored hall... (Read More)

Need help writing an obituary?

You can find all types of helpful advice in newspapers. This humorous advice on writing an obituary is from today’s New London (CT) Day (3 April 2009). It wasn’t written on April Fool’s Day – but it sure could have been. This video clip is by Day reporter Rick Koster. You can view the... (Read More)

Old Newspapers from 24 States go online

GenealogyBank adds content from 63 newspapers – from 24 States – 3.7 million records go online. In a major upload GenealogyBank has expanded its coverage adding long runs of historical newspapers – 22,963 issues from 63 newspapers act – from 24 States.Here’s the list: AlaskaJuneau. Daily Record-Miner. 42 issues. 10/7/1906 to 12/30/1906ArkansasJonesboro. Jonesboro Evening... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – packed with veteran’s records

Today is Veteran’s Day – I have many ancestors and cousins that served – from the days of the Colonial militia, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 right up to today. In fact my brother and I joined the Navy when we were 17 – but that was a long time ago. With Veteran’s... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 100 newspapers from 31 States

GenealogyBank adds 100 newspapers from 31 States – over 3.8 million articles, documents and records.AlaskaJuneau. Daily Record-Miner. 174 Issues. 1903-02-03 to 1911-04-29ArizonaTucson. Fronterizo. 9 Issues. 1892-05-07 to 1892-12-10Tucson. Tucsonense. 3 Issues. 1920-07-01 to 1922-04-20ArkansasHelena. Western Clarion. 2 Issues. 1865-04-08 to 1865-09-23Hot Springs. *Hot Springs Village Voice. 2008-09-03 to CurrentJonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1,976 Issues.... (Read More)

More Newspapers Added to GenealogyBank – covering 1775-2008

GenealogyBank today added 115 newspapers from 29 States – with coverage from 1775 to today. Wow – GenealogyBank is growing at a rapid pace. That’s over 2 million more records and documents for genealogists. What a great day for genealogists. Here’s a great obituary I found for Mrs. Catherine Reilly (1770-1874) – it has... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 23 States – 63 titles!

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 23 States – Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Vermont. There are well over 3,700 newspapers on GenealogyBank — it has never been easier to find obituaries and the... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 63 newspapers from 21 States

GenealogyBank announced today that added 63 historical newspapers from 21 States – including 33 more Spanish language newspapers. With well over 3,500 newspapers on GenealogyBank it has never been easier to find birth records, wedding announcements, obituaries and the biographical details of more than 1 billion of our ancestors and cousins. These titles are... (Read More)