Breaking News: Ireland 1901 Census Going Online

Breaking News The National Archives of Ireland has announced that they will be putting the complete Irish 1901 Census online. It is expected to go live within the next two weeks. The National Archives of Ireland already has the Ireland 1911 census online. The census gives the name of each person in the household,... (Read More)

Newspapers are crucial to documenting your family history

Genealogists rely on multiple sources to document a family tree. One source does not give all of the facts – so researchers must look at multiple family history records to gather the details for each family. For example – James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers – 4 states

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. Search it now! Kansas St. Johns News (St. John, KS)Obituaries: 02/01/2010 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/06/2009 – CurrentMassachusettsHerald News, The (Fall River, MA)Obituaries: 11/15/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/02/2009 – CurrentMissouriWest Side Star (Laurie, MO) Obituaries: 10/05/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 03/30/2010 – CurrentNew JerseyGlen Ridge Voice (Glen Ridge, NJ)Obituaries: 10/12/2009 – CurrentDeath... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 51 titles from 28 States

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. If you haven’t searched the historical newspapers – try it again – now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner1903-02-241907-05-25ALMobileMobile Register1972-07-011974-11-15ALPiedmontPiedmont Journal, The*10/2/2009Current ARLittle RockArkansas Gazette1820-04-081836-10-18AZTucsonDos Republicas*1879-08-231879-10-18CACoacheliaIdeal*1969-11-021977-11-01CAMount ShastaMt. Shasta Herald*10/2/2009Current CAOakdaleOakdale Leader, The*10/2/2009Current CTNew LondonNew London Daily Chronicle1848-10-131849-12-31DCWashingtonColored American1902-01-041903-01-03DCWashingtonWashington Bee1896-03-041913-12-27GAAugustaAugusta Chronicle1793-06-151841-10-16ILHarrisburgHarrisburg Daily Register *10/2/2009Current INAvonHendricks County Flyer*10/2/2009Current INIndianapolisFreeman1890-08-301893-11-04KSKansas CityAmerican Citizen*1805-01-271907-09-21KSKansas CityPlaindealer1935-01-041946-08-30KSTopekaKansas Whip1934-11-02KSTopekaPlaindealer1927-11-041931-12-25KYGrayson-Olive HillJournal-Times*10/2/2009Current LANew OrleansTimes-Picayune1962-06-111975-10-15span... (Read More)

Listen my children and you shall hear…

“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…”Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks... (Read More)

1910 Census just like 2010 Census

Taking the census in 1910 was just as difficult for census enumerators then as it is for today’s census workers. 100 years ago today – Census Supervisor R.W. Hill issued an “ultimatum” that he would invoke “fines” and penalties if Seattle, WA residents continued to treat census takers with “discourtesy and contempt.” Click here... (Read More)

Where can I find Philadelphia death certificates?

Q: I am trying to find the exact date of death of my ancestor. I am sure he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1910. Is there a source for death records for that time period?A: You want to search these key sources:1. Philadelphia Historical Newspapers on GenealogyBank 1719-1983 https://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Pennsylvania/Philadelphia/2. Philadelphia Death Records... (Read More)

Tell us your success story.

We hear from GenealogyBank researchers all the time about their success in finding their family in historical newspapers and documents. Do you have an interesting story to tell?Would you be willing to be interviewed about it?If so, please contact me directly at: TKemp@NewsBank.com We want to hear from you. Here is what others have... (Read More)

More Newspapers, From 5 States go online

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers from 5 states. If you haven’t searched GenealogyBank in awhile – it is time to sign-up and discover your ancestors. Do it now! We have more than doubled in size in the past year!!We make it easy – you can even search all of GenealogyBank for freeDaily Sitka Sentinel, The... (Read More)