GenealogyBank.com: core military history books

Cadets graduating at West Point All month GenealogyBank.com has been highlighting its extensive military resources. GenealogyBank has the core military reference books that you will rely on in documenting your ancestors with military service. For example GenealogyBank has the two volume set: Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army,... (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)

Finding People with Common Names

Finding people with unusual names can be very difficult but it is easy to find them on GenealogyBank. Today I was looking for Henry B. Platter and his good wife, Rachel (Bittinger) Platter. The Bittingers are my cousins and many of them are from Garrett County, Maryland. Now, Platter is an unusual name. It... (Read More)