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)

Newspapers from 23 states go online!

GenealogyBank added and expanded 32 newspapers from 23 states. 16 new titles. Click and search them right now. California Benecia. California Gazette*. 1 issue. 1851-07-12 ColoradoDenver. Denver Mirror* 33 issues. 1874-06-28 to 1875-05-30 ConnecticutBristol. Bristol Press*. 2007-12-28 to PresentManchester. Journal Inquirer*. 2004-03-08 to PresentMiddletown. Constitution. 20 issues. 1856-12-31 to 1857-12-02New London. New London Daily... (Read More)

Funerals

I attended a funeral today for an old family friend that we have known for over 44 years, Axel Ohrn. Seeing people I have not seen in decades Axel’s funeral was a reunion as family and friends gathered from around the state of Connecticut to remember and honor him. He was 98 years old.... (Read More)

Here comes the bride …

Newspaper marriage announcements can give you important clues for your family history. Boston Journal – 2 May 1877 This one tells us where & when the marriage took place; the name of the minister; the names of the bride & groom and where they were from. This marriage notice from the Public Ledger 23... (Read More)

GenealogyBank.com adding more content for 16 states

GenealogyBank.com is adding 8,122 back issues — newspapers from 16 states – filling in gaps; 12 new titles. This new content will go live on GenealogyBank.com this week. New titles are indicated by an asterisk * Berkeley, CA. Grito. 1 Issue. 6/1/1970Los Angeles, CA. Amigo del Pueblo* 1 Issue. 1861-11-30Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico.... (Read More)

Biloxi, MS (1836-1922, 1994-Today) Newspapers Online

GenealogyBank.com has Biloxi, Mississippi newspapers, 1836-1922, 1994-Today onlineClick here to search the Biloxi, Mississippi newspaper archivesClick on the links below to search a specific Biloxi, MS newspaper. Daily Herald (1836-1922)Herald Weekly (1891-1898)Sun Herald (1994-Today)GenealogyBank has other Mississippi newspapers covering two centuries: 1818-Today.Other Mississippi newspapers OnlineClick here to search all of the historical MS newspapersGreenville,... (Read More)

Index to Early Philadelphia Obituaries – Public Ledger 1836

These early Philadelphia (PA) deaths were recorded in the Public Ledger, an early Philadelphia newspaper. Click on the links in the index citations to read each person’s obituary.Public Ledger. 25 Mar 1836Eure, Jonas. (-1836)Hendel, William B. (-1836) McClaskey, James. (1775-1836)Talcott, Samuel Austin (1789-1836)Taynton, Luther. (1791-1836)Townsend, Edwin. (1832-1836)Townsend, Maria. (1833-1836)Public Ledger. 26 Mar 1836Wooldridge, Jane.... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 67 newspapers from 22 states

GenealogyBank is expanding the back issues for 67 newspapers from 22 states. 27 of these newspapers are new to GenealogyBank.ArkansasJonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1907 to 1920. Historical NewspapersCaliforniaBerkeley. Fuego de Aztlan* 1976. Historical NewspapersColton. Chicano. 1968 to 1974. Historical NewspapersLos Angeles. Cinema* 1935. Historical NewspapersOakland. American Sentinel. 1823 to 1833. Historical NewspapersOakland. Mundo* 1971... (Read More)