Memorial Day

Every Memorial Day we see the familiar poppies and remember our nation’s war dead. Recalling those that died from the Revolutionary War down through today. In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid... (Read More)

Editor has fun with marriage announcement – 1835

The newspaper editor of the Norfolk Advertiser had a little fun with this marriage announcement. The last marriage reads: At Onondaga Hollow (now Syracuse, New York), Mr. Sier Patterson to Miss Precious Little, all of that town. Mr. P. has made up his mind to enjoy Precious Little during the remainder of his life.... (Read More)

Celebrate Family History Month with GenealogyBank – Special Offer

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Search strategies

A genealogist asked me: “I am searching for my Junot family in Louisiana. With over 700 million records – what is the best way to effectively search GenealogyBank for my ancestors?” Example OneOne approach is to search for the surname and the state where the family is from.My friend began her search by typing:... (Read More)

Trenton, NJ Newspapers Online, 1792-1993, 2007-Today

Search Trenton, New Jersey Newspaper Archives (1792-1993, 2007-Today) – 200+ years of newspapers. Miscellany – 1805New Jersey State Gazette – 1792-1799Sentinel – 1880-1882Times – 2007-TodayTrenton Evening Times – 1883-1993Trenton Federalist – 1800-1824Trenton State Gazette – 1847-1898Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser – 1938True American – 1801-1818 Click Here to see the full list of New Jersey newspapers... (Read More)