Searching Philadelphia Newspapers

GenealogyBank has created a special site for searching Philadelphia’s historical newspapers. Search Philadelphia’s Historical Newspapers – Click Here This site includes 65 newspapers from 1719 to 1922. For the entire list click hereTwo of the most popular Philadelphia newspapers in this collection are: The Philadelphia Inquirer (1834-1922) (Gaps: 1847-1851, 1853-1859)The Public Ledger (1836-1873) (Gaps:... (Read More)

Searching historical Illinois newspapers

Handy List of Illinois Historical Newspapers GenealogyBank has 131 Illinois newspapers with coverage from 1818 to Today. Click here to see the complete list of Illinois newspapers in GenealogyBank. Use these handy links to speed up your research:Just click and start searching!Search all Illinois Historical Newspapers. 1818-1975Search specific Illinois newspapers:Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL).... (Read More)

Do you have a favorite search? Bookmark it!

As you plan your research – genealogists often find that they are actively searching the newspapers for one state, city or a specific newspaper. You may speed up your research by bookmarking the newspaper or location you want to repeatedly search. TIP: Say you are researching family lines in Philadelphia and that you expect... (Read More)

Patty Barthell Myers, 1930-2008

Patty Barthell Myers died 9 October 2008, at the home of her daughter, Lucy Bonnington.Her obituary (San Antonio Express-News (TX) – October 13, 2008; Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 Oct 2008) simply stated her “life’s work was genealogy.” Well said. She was the author of numerous compiled genealogies and reference works including: Female index to Genealogical... (Read More)

Pennsylvania historical newspapers in GenealogyBank.com pipeline

GenealogyBank is pleased to give you a sneak peek at the Pennsylvania historical newspapers in the pipeline for the months ahead. (Photo courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – LC-USW33- 000139-ZE [P&P]. This list includes new titles as well as expanded coverage for existing titles. PENNSYLVANIAErie, PA. Erie Observer. 1833... (Read More)

Philadelphia Marriage Index 1885-1951 Online

Last month we told you about the Philadelphia Death Certificates 1803-1915 going online. This week FamilySearchLabs.org has put up more data. The indexes to Philadelphia Marriages 1885-1951 are now online. Click Here to search them. Genealogists can page through this index to find the date and marriage license certificate number for their ancestor’s marriage.... (Read More)

Happy National Doughnut Day!

My days of eating doughnuts are long gone – but it was 70 years ago that the first Friday in June was designated National Doughnut Day! Captain Hanson Gregory (1831-) of Camden, Maine gets the credit for inventing the modern doughnut – or at least the hole. He was a ship’s cook at age... (Read More)