President James K. Polk – 1795-1845

President James K. Polk died June 15, 1845. GenealogyBank let’s you read the newspapers when he was elected and the accounts of his death. (Macon Telegraph – 19 June 1845)Whether you want to read about the lives of the Presidents or your ancestors – GenealogyBank has the best coverage – 1690 to Today. It... (Read More)

North Carolina newspapers 1719-1926, 1988-Today

(Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott. Courtesy, Library of Congress: LC-USF34-52728-D) See what’s cooking in the Wilkins family kitchen … near Tallyho, Granville County, North Carolina … and all the other news recorded in the Tar Heel State’s old newspapers. GenealogyBank.com has North Carolina’s historical newspapers from 1719-1926, 1988-Today. Click here to search all of North... (Read More)

Warren, RI Newspaper archives 1792-1849 now online

GenealogyBank has put the Warren, Rhode Island newspaper archives: 1792-1849 online.Click here to search Warren, RI newspaper archives 1749-1849 onlineOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific Warren, RI newspaper:Bristol County Register 1809-1810Herald of the United States 1792-1793Telescope 1800-1849Find and document your ancestors in GenealogyBank – the best source for old... (Read More)

How to deal with heirloom, oversize portraits

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal (February 14-15, 2009 pp. R6) has a terrific article by Kathleen A. Hughes – “The Person over the Mantle”. Hughes tells the experiences of families in preserving and displaying their old family portraits and her own change of heart in displaying the image of her 3rd Great Grandmother, Mary... (Read More)

I’ve been having a ball ….

“I’ve been having a ball finding articles about my family. The biggest find for me … was discovering my gr-grandfather’s uncle in Congressional records as well as in newspapers. He had left home as a child and didn’t return home again until after his father died. It was reported in the newspapers that his... (Read More)