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)

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)

Irish American Immigration History Facts & Infographic

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, here are some interesting facts about Irish heritage facts. Irish in America; Population Statistics There are 34.5 million people who claim Irish ancestry in America Approximately 11% of the total United States population is Irish American There are over 7 times more people of Irish descent in the... (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)

Genealogy Serendipity: Ancestor’s Bible & Journals Returned to Family

Let me tell you about my cousin Ransom and the kindness of a stranger who returned his long-lost Bible and journals through a serendipitous chain of events. Ransom Ferdinand Smith (1864-1940) lived in Woodstock, New Hampshire. He was a first cousin of my great-grandmother Frances Lila (Sawyer) Huse (1863-1958). On Monday (Sept. 10th) I entered the details... (Read More)