Reviewer looking for your opinion of GenealogyBank.com

We received this note from Claudia Breland looking for the experiences and opinions of genealogists in using GenealogyBank. Let her know what you think. Here is her letter: Hi all, I’m writing a review of GenealogyBank. If you’ve been using it regularly for 6 months or longer and would like to express your opinion,... (Read More)

What do you have for my town?

Sometimes genealogists look at GenealogyBank‘s 3,700+ newspapers and only focus on newspapers published in their home town.Beginning researchers often concentrate on their local newspaper or other newspapers published in their state and don’t think they need the rest of the content in GenealogyBank. When I first began researching 43 years ago – I found... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – packed with veteran’s records

Today is Veteran’s Day – I have many ancestors and cousins that served – from the days of the Colonial militia, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 right up to today. In fact my brother and I joined the Navy when we were 17 – but that was a long time ago. With Veteran’s... (Read More)

Patsy Leaves Family History TV Show over Gangland Grandpa

Uncovering our family history can reveal saints and sinners as we dig through old newspapers. Genealogists using GenealogyBank become used to finding a scoundrel here and there on the branches of the family tree. But British actress – Patsy Kensit was not prepared for what she discovered while filming a TV show for the... (Read More)

How Do I Find an Obituary in Newsday?

Simple: use GenealogyBank’s database of newspaper obituaries and follow these steps: Let’s say you are looking for the obituary of Elayne Singer who died in 2004. Go to the obituary backfile at GenealogyBank.com In the search box – type her name: Elayne Singer Look just below the “Begin Search” button and click on Advanced... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds even more newspapers

Hot off the press! I just received word that GenealogyBank began adding an additional 67 historical newspapers today. (Image from Library of Congress – American Memory Project) That jumps the total with yesterday’s announcement to 107 titles added this weekend!! These titles will finish loading later this week. These additional historical newspapers are from... (Read More)

On the Road Again – Delaware Genealogical Society

I am on the road again. Last night I had the opportunity to speak to the Delaware Genealogical Society about GenealogyBank. Hat’s off to the Society and particularly to DGS President Phoebe Doherty, her husband Tom and to the incoming DGS President Fran Allmond and her husband Charles for their invitation and hospitality. The... (Read More)

1st genealogy published in America – 7 May 1724

The first genealogy published in America appeared in a newspaper 284 years ago – today – May 7, 1724. It appeared in the American Weekly Mercury. It was a genealogy of King Philip V of Spain. Genealogy articles routinely appeared in colonial newspapers. The first genealogy published in book form was in 1771 –... (Read More)