Gershom Beach Dead at 77 – the Forgotten Paul Revere

Gershom Beach, a blacksmith in Rutland, Vermont, was 77 when he passed away on 2 September 1805, according to his obituary. Born 24 September 1728 in Cheshire, Connecticut, Gershom Beach was credited as being one of the original settlers of Rutland, Vermont. Beach is most noted for his Paul Revere-style message delivery for Colonel... (Read More)

Thomas Hill—American Revolutionary War Minuteman Hero Gone

“Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In searching through early 19th Century newspapers, time and again we find historical obituaries about the passing of “Revolutionary Heroes,” as America’s newspapers recorded the honored service of those who fought to secure this country’s freedom from England.... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers – 4 states

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. Search it now! Kansas St. Johns News (St. John, KS)Obituaries: 02/01/2010 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/06/2009 – CurrentMassachusettsHerald News, The (Fall River, MA)Obituaries: 11/15/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/02/2009 – CurrentMissouriWest Side Star (Laurie, MO) Obituaries: 10/05/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 03/30/2010 – CurrentNew JerseyGlen Ridge Voice (Glen Ridge, NJ)Obituaries: 10/12/2009 – CurrentDeath... (Read More)

Listen my children and you shall hear…

“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…”Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks... (Read More)

Cincinnati, OH Newspaper archives 1802-1890, 1990-Today now online

GenealogyBank has put the Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper archives: 1802-1890, 1990-Today online. Click here to search Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper archives 1802-1890 onlineOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific Cincinnati, OH newspaper:Cincinnati Commercial Tribune 1869-1890Cincinnati Daily Enquirer 1862-1876Cincinnati Daily Gazette 1867-1883Cincinnati Enquirer 1999-TodayCincinnati Post 1990-2007Spirit of the West 1814-1815Whig 1802-1882Did you know... (Read More)

Patriot’s Day – Read the news as they read it.

“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…”Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks... (Read More)