"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)

President James K. Polk – 1795-1845

President James K. Polk died June 15, 1845. GenealogyBank let’s you read the newspapers when he was elected and the accounts of his death. (Macon Telegraph – 19 June 1845)Whether you want to read about the lives of the Presidents or your ancestors – GenealogyBank has the best coverage – 1690 to Today. It... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – 12 Genealogists in 7 States have passed away.

12 genealogists in 7 States have passed away. Baker, Francis J. (1916-2009)News Journal (Mansfield, OH). May 1, 2009Beeson, Myron. (1926-2009)Salt Lake Tribune (UT). May 3, 2009 Cantwell, Nancy Carolyn McKissack. (1933-2009)Denton Record-Chronicle (TX). May 3, 2009Clever, Evelyn L. (1910-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). May 2, 2009 Davis, Pauline Rose. (1931-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake... (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)

New Site for Searching old Georgia Newspapers 1752-1947

GenealogyBank has created a special site for searching Georgia’s historical newspapers.Search Georgia’s Historical Newspapers – Click Here This site includes 20 newspapers from 1752 to 1947 – from 6 cities: AugustaAugusta Chronicle and Georgia AdvertiserAugusta HeraldSouthern Centinel ColumbusColumbus Daily EnquirerColumbus Ledger-Enquirer LouisvilleLouisville Gazette Macon Georgia Weekly TelegraphMacon TelegraphMacon Weekly Telegraph Milledgeville Georgia ArgusGeorgia JournalMilledgeville... (Read More)