Tax Lists in Newspapers for Genealogy

Most genealogists use newspaper birth notices, marriage announcements, and obituaries in their family history research—but there are many other good sources of family information in newspapers, such as tax lists. For example, the town of Tamworth, New Hampshire, took out this ad in the Sun (Dover, New Hampshire), an area newspaper, in 1816. It... (Read More)

How to Trace Your Early American Ancestry Through Colonial Newspapers

Long-established American families have family trees that stretch back to the Colonial Era in the 17th and 18th centuries, before the United States became an independent country. Finding vital statistics and other genealogical information about these early Colonial ancestors from that time period can be difficult, as some vital records simply were not officially... (Read More)

Find & Preserve Your Family’s Stories

I grew up hearing the old family stories. There was no television in New Hampshire in those days, but my grandfather remembered the family stories and passed them down. As kids there was one particular story we always wanted to hear every night: the story of when Indians attacked the family cabin in 1724.... (Read More)

Finding Out about My Ancestor Jeremy Hanson Using Newspapers

Using GenealogyBank’s historical newspaper archives for my genealogy research just gets better and better! Every time I dive back into GenealogyBank’s newspapers I look for articles about my family. With over 1.4 billion records to select from—and more added every day—there are still a lot of family finds yet to be discovered. Recently I... (Read More)