Portland, Maine newspapers 1786-1898

Search the back issues of the Portland Advertiser and 10 other Portland newspapers – 1786 – 1898Click here and start searching Or, click and search specific newspapers: Cumberland GazetteEastern ArgusEastern HeraldFreeman’s FriendGazetteGazette of MaineHerald of Gospel LibertyIndependent StatesmanOriental TrumpetPortland AdvertiserPortland Daily Advertiser.. (Read More)

Baltimore newspapers 1775-1922

Search the back issues of the Baltimore Sun and 21 other Baltimore newspapers – 1775-1922 Click here and start searching Or, click and search specific newspapers: AmericanAmerican FarmerAmerican and Commercial Daily AdvertiserBaltimore AmericanBaltimore BulletinBaltimore Daily IntelligencerBaltimore Evening PostBaltimore Gazette and Daily AdvertiserBaltimore PatriotBaltimore Price-CurrentBaltimore RecorderDemocratic RepublicanDunlap’s Maryland GazetteFederal GazetteFederal IntelligencerFederal RepublicanMaryland JournalMechanic’s Gazette; and... (Read More)

I am not finding my great-grandfather, what do I do now?

The steady flow of newspapers, records and documents going online on GenealogyBank gives family historians a lot to search and comb through. These newspapers and documents were published over the past 3 centuries – so sometimes it takes a little detective work to find our ancestors. Here are a few tips:1. First search for... (Read More)

Joshua Hempstead (1678-1758) – I was blind but now I see.

New London Historical Society (CT) is doing a terrific job serializing Joshua Hempstead’s diary on their site. Styled the Joshua Hempstead Blog – each entry of his diary captures the details of life in Colonial Connecticut. Hempstead’s diary entries are dated from September 8, 1711 through November 3, 1758. He died 22 December 1758.... (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)