Records Lost in Typhoon Haiyan Are Replaced by Digital Copies

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last year, it destroyed everything in its path including the local civil registration offices containing the area birth, marriage and death records. According to a recent article in the Deseret News: “By the time the storm got to Tacloban, there was a storm surge behind it with 10-foot... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database. This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names. You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice... (Read More)

A soldier’s last letter ….

“What have I done I asked myself, to deserve to be remembered by strangers in a town in which I had never been…” You can almost hear him ask that now, over 100 years later as we remember him. Corporal Wilson Mcpherson Osbon (1877-1899) wrote the letter on 28 Dec 1898, in gratitude for... (Read More)