Funerals

I attended a funeral today for an old family friend that we have known for over 44 years, Axel Ohrn. Seeing people I have not seen in decades Axel’s funeral was a reunion as family and friends gathered from around the state of Connecticut to remember and honor him. He was 98 years old.... (Read More)

William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931)

Genealogists who made a difference William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931) was a prolific genealogist and writer. Nephew to the more famous Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) – he was also a newspaper man and author. William M. Clemens started writing for the Pittsburgh Leader in 1879 and continued his research & writing for more than five decades.... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds 17 newspapers – from 10 States to America’s Obituaries Section That section now has 1,161 newspapers!Here is the list of the new titles added: AlabamaDaily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL) Obituaries: 01/30/1998 – Current Death Notices: 01/22/1998 – CurrentArkansasBenton Courier, The (Benton, AR) Obituaries: 05/14/2008 – Current Death Notices: 05/08/2008 – CurrentCarlisle Independent... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database. This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names. You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice... (Read More)