Ancestry Believe It or Not: Genealogy Scams, Fakes & Forgers

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about genealogical fakes and frauds, and cautions readers to be careful in documenting their family history. You can’t always believe what you read—or can you? Genealogy, when done right, is a pursuit requiring... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Is Growing Rapidly!

Every day we add more newspapers to GenealogyBank’s online newspaper archives, updating our coverage for more than 3,000 newspapers. Rain, snow, it doesn’t matter—we digitize and post daily papers published today across America, as well as newspapers published 300 years ago. Millions of records are added every month to our archives. We add new... (Read More)

On Thanksgiving Day, Tom Turkey Is a Member of Everyone’s Family

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott begins his Thanksgiving celebration early by searching on “Tom Turkey” and looking through some of the more than 12,000 historical newspaper articles his search returned. Happy Thanksgiving 2012! I will freely and... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Updates Obituaries All Day Every Day

Every day GenealogyBank updates the obituaries from over 2,900 newspapers across the United States. Here are just some of the newspapers we are adding in the next two weeks. With well over 1.3 billion genealogy records, GenealogyBank is your best source for obituaries and death records online Dig in and start searching your genealogy... (Read More)

Mexican-American War Soldier Records & Military Casualty Lists

If your ancestors fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-48), then old newspapers are a great way to find records about them. Especially helpful are the troop and casualty lists many newspapers published during the war that can be found in our historical archives. Newspapers routinely reported on our soldiers, as in this article from... (Read More)

More Newspapers Online for Genealogists from GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has added the backfiles of more than 100 newspapers from 28 U.S. states! This is great news for genealogists—so start searching now. Every day we work to fill in missing issues in our newspaper archives of more than 6,100 titles so that you can do deeper genealogy research. Thousands of newspaper pages were... (Read More)

Handy Quick List: 25 New Orleans, Louisiana, Newspapers Now Online

GenealogyBank is growing fast—we now have over 25 New Orleans, Louisiana, newspapers online. That’s a lot of local city papers to research your ancestry from the largest city in Louisiana! Trace your genealogy from “The Big Easy,” one of the most interesting, diverse, multi-lingual and multi-cultural metropolitan areas in the U.S. Here is the... (Read More)