Genealogy Search Engine Types & Tips: OCR vs. Indexed Databases

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post, Gena explains the difference between searching for genealogy content in indexed databases, as opposed to genealogy content (such as historical newspapers) that is searched using OCR (Optical Character Recognition). What’s the biggest benefit of... (Read More)

Two more newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers. Gainesville, FloridaGainesville Sun, The (Gainesville, FL) Obituaries: 03/19/1995 – Current Death Notices: 02/18/1995 – 08/31/2008 Newport, VermontNewport Daily Express, The (Newport, VT) Obituaries: 07/24/2008 – Current Death Notices: 07/25/2008 – Current.. (Read More)

I can’t find my ancestor – what am I doing wrong?

For most searches on GenealogyBank it is easy to find your ancestor. You type in their name and in an instant you spot them in the search results list. So – what do you do when your ancestor’s name doesn’t come right up in the search hits?Just like any other genealogical resource you need... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com: core military history books

Cadets graduating at West Point All month GenealogyBank.com has been highlighting its extensive military resources. GenealogyBank has the core military reference books that you will rely on in documenting your ancestors with military service. For example GenealogyBank has the two volume set: Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army,... (Read More)

US Navy Register Online – A Genealogist Writes

Yesterday the GenealogyBank Blog wrote about the US Navy Register going online. It has been very popular. Today I received this note from a genealogist about what she found: Tom:I just spent a couple of hours pulling up and printing out [pages from the US Navy Register] from 1922 to 1947 for my father-in-law.... (Read More)