I can’t find my ancestor – what am I doing wrong?

For most searches on GenealogyBank it is easy to find your ancestor. You type in their name and in an instant you spot them in the search results list. So – what do you do when your ancestor’s name doesn’t come right up in the search hits?Just like any other genealogical resource you need... (Read More)

Genealogy – Growing Even More Popular

“In ever increasing numbers … genealogists becoming more numerous … in every part of the country.” “Almost every large city has its own genealogical society.” That sounds like an article from today’s newspaper – but it was written in 1912. (Read the complete article – 16 Dec 1912 San Jose Mercury News). But it... (Read More)

Searching California Newspapers

GenealogyBank has created a special site for searching California’s historical newspapers. Search California’s Historical Newspapers – Click Here This site includes 41 newspapers from 1719 to 1922 – from 11 cities. The cities include: Berkley, Colton, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Monica, Stanford and Stockton. For the entire list... (Read More)

NGS Newsmagazine – Latest Issue

The April-June 2008 issue of the NGS Newsmagazine (National Genealogical Society) just arrived in the mail. Articles: Alpert, Janet A. President’s Message. pp. 2-3Kerstens, Elizabeth Kelly. Editor’s Corner. pp. 4-5Freilich, Kay Haviland & Ann Carter Fleming. Research in the States Series Expands. pp. 10-11.Jennings, Arlene V. Reconstructing family history from museum visits. pp. 18-22.... (Read More)

1st genealogy published in America – 7 May 1724

The first genealogy published in America appeared in a newspaper 284 years ago – today – May 7, 1724. It appeared in the American Weekly Mercury. It was a genealogy of King Philip V of Spain. Genealogy articles routinely appeared in colonial newspapers. The first genealogy published in book form was in 1771 –... (Read More)