Tips & Tricks to Search Online Newspapers at GenealogyBank

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary shows some of the search techniques she uses when researching GenealogyBank’s newspapers collection—to help our readers do more efficient searches and save them time with their family history research. Every American family has a... (Read More)

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your GenealogyBank Subscription

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post Gena provides some search tips, and shows some resources available on the GenealogyBank website, to help her readers better understand how to use GenealogyBank with their family history research. What are you doing this... (Read More)

Top Genealogy Websites, Pt. 1: Google

I have been working on my family history for 50 years now. So much has changed—family researchers today have a much different task then we had decades ago. Looking at the online genealogy tools available today, I would like to focus on the top 13 websites that will save you time and money so... (Read More)

Frakturs & Family Bibles Can Provide Proof of Marriage

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about using family Bible records and an interesting folk art called “frakturs” to document early family history. I was recently asked to be part of a “Brick Wall” genealogical panel, whereby researchers submit... (Read More)

Researching State Archives for Genealogy Records

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary talks about how valuable state archives can be for your family history research, and describes how to access them. If you’re looking for an exciting resource to help with your genealogical research, I recommend... (Read More)

In today’s mail bag.

Q:The person I’m searching for is James Francis Fewster b.1867. I know that there was an article published about him in the Baltimore Sun – 12 August 1889 – but I can’t find it.What am I doing wrong? When I browse GenealogyBank I find NOTHING – but I know this article exists.Please help –... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I had a basic question yesterday that reminded me of one of the core values of GenealogyBank – it’s flexible search engine. A woman wrote asking for the obituary notice of her father – who had died in December 2008 – but she had not included her father’s name. So I wrote back asking... (Read More)

Become a GenealogyBank Affiliate

Do you have a website? Write a blog? Looking to support genealogy and earn money at the same time? Why not become a GenealogyBank Affiliate!Place our affiliate banner ads and text links on your website, or promote GenealogyBank by email or search engine, and watch your commissions add up. As customers click through and... (Read More)