Obituaries: Getting All the Clues—Free Video & PPT Download

Every year I like to re-read Val D. Greenwood’s “Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy” (for a copy call: 1-866-641-3297). It is a good review of core genealogical records. With that in mind, let’s review the core value of newspapers: obituaries. Obituaries are a key genealogical resource, providing a wealth of detail about the specific... (Read More)

Breaking News: Ireland 1901 Census Going Online

Breaking News The National Archives of Ireland has announced that they will be putting the complete Irish 1901 Census online. It is expected to go live within the next two weeks. The National Archives of Ireland already has the Ireland 1911 census online. The census gives the name of each person in the household,... (Read More)

Tell us your success story.

We hear from GenealogyBank researchers all the time about their success in finding their family in historical newspapers and documents. Do you have an interesting story to tell?Would you be willing to be interviewed about it?If so, please contact me directly at: TKemp@NewsBank.com We want to hear from you. Here is what others have... (Read More)

Chicago, IL Key Genealogy Resources Online – Handy Guide

Chicago Genealogy Resources.Bookmark and save this page – so you may easily refer to it often.Your handy guide to the sources you will actually use to build your family tree. Birth Certificates – 1878-1922 FamilySearch PilotBirth Registers – 1871-1915 FamilySearch Pilot Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 19201850 – Mortality, 1850 – Slave... (Read More)

African American newspapers going up on GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank is adding over 280 fully-searchable African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1999. GenealogyBank released the first 50+ newspapers this month. “This is an exciting new addition to GenealogyBank – we are pleased to make these resources available -opening up family history information just not found anywhere else.” Alaska Spotlight (AK). 1956-1968... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more 20th Century Newspapers

GenealogyBank expands it’s coverage adding more 20th Century newspapers. We are pleased to announce even stronger 20th Century resources with the addition of these important newspapers from all parts of the United States. Georgia, Augusta Augusta Chronicle. Over 33 million articles. from 1793 to 1997We just added 10, 835 issues from 1/1/1950 to 12/31/1981... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – try this how-to mini-course

Randy Seaver in his Genea-Musings blog ran a good “how-to” series that takes you through the steps of using GenealogyBank. Click on the links below to read his series:Post 1: Getting Started Post 2: Seeing Search Results Post 3: More Navigation Options Post 4: More Databases and resources Post 5: Using Keyword Searches.. (Read More)