21 May 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring Solo Plane Flight

The “Roaring ’20s” was a fast-paced, dizzying time of excitement and possibilities. Peace and prosperity had returned after the devastation of WWI, and new inventions and machinery were pushing frontiers and expanding former boundaries. A bold young pilot named Charles Lindbergh epitomized the spirit of the times, and he dazzled the world when he... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers – 51 titles – 16 States

GenealogyBank announces that it has added newspaper backfiles for 51 newspapers from 16 States. This major upgrade brings GenealogyBank to nearly 300 million articles, books and records from over 3,800 newspapers; 260,000 books/documents and other resources. An esitmated One Billion Names. Click on the following links and start searching! CaliforniaColton. Chicano. 1 Issue. 5/10/1973Los... (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 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)

So, what do you have on Long Island?

A friend of mine asked – “What do you have on Long Island?” We started looking in GenealogyBank to see what we had – turns out we have quite a bit. We found millions of articles, obituaries and records from the 1700s to today. There are over 330 New York newspapers in GenealogyBank –... (Read More)

How Do I Find an Obituary in Newsday?

Simple: use GenealogyBank’s database of newspaper obituaries and follow these steps: Let’s say you are looking for the obituary of Elayne Singer who died in 2004. Go to the obituary backfile at GenealogyBank.com In the search box – type her name: Elayne Singer Look just below the “Begin Search” button and click on Advanced... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adding 56 more New York historical newspapers

Great news – GenealogyBank.com is adding 56 more New York historical newspapers. GenealogyBank already contains over 330 NY newspapers – part of the more than 3,500 local newspapers from across the country that are online in GenealogyBank. Wow – climbing your family tree has never been easier. (Photo courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and... (Read More)

B-Ann Moorhouse (1925-2008)

Joy Rich, Editor, Dorot: The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society (New York), contacted me with the sad news that B-Ann Moorhouse has passed away. She was a terrific genealogist. When I began researching in the 1960s I got to know her and always appreciated her kindness and assistance. With permission I am reposting... (Read More)