1800s Newspaper Ad: Reward for Army Deserters

Fort Johnson in South Carolina was no different from Army bases across the country. From time to time soldiers deserted, as these men did on 3 January 1810. Captain A.B. Armistead wanted them back—and so he ran a newspaper ad offering “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD for six Deserters, who deserted from this post on... (Read More)

More Back Issues of the Charleston News and Courier Now Online

GenealogyBank has put another 3,334 back issues of the Charleston News and Courier online. These issues span the years 1895-1910. Wow—this is great historical news coverage for genealogists researching their southern roots from South Carolina! Explore thousands more historical SC newspaper articles to help you explore your family history from “The Palmetto State.” The... (Read More)

GenealogyBank’s Archives Keep Growing, Every Single Day

In the next few weeks GenealogyBank will be adding even more newspapers to its vast online historical newspaper archives, which currently contain more than 6,400 titles and over 1.25 billion articles—including more than 215 million obituaries. Here is a list of the newspaper titles and date ranges that will be added from seven states:... (Read More)

GenealogyBank Is Growing Rapidly!

Every day we add more newspapers to GenealogyBank’s online newspaper archives, updating our coverage for more than 3,000 newspapers. Rain, snow, it doesn’t matter—we digitize and post daily papers published today across America, as well as newspapers published 300 years ago. Millions of records are added every month to our archives. We add new... (Read More)

More Newspapers, from California to Washington, D.C., Coming Soon!

GenealogyBank adds more records to several thousand newspapers every day to provide you with enhanced coverage for your family research. Our next batch of current newspaper additions will span across the U.S., from California to Washington, D.C., including some recent newspapers from the heartland in Iowa and South Dakota. This round of expansion, we’ll... (Read More)

Millions More Historical Newspaper Articles Going Online Soon!

Did you realize GenealogyBank adds millions of digitized newspaper articles every week? This month we’ve added over 21 million records to GenealogyBank, including the following ten newspaper titles from seven states and the District of Columbia, spanning a date range of 1898 to 1988. Here are just a few of the newspapers we are... (Read More)

Mexican-American War Soldier Records & Military Casualty Lists

If your ancestors fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-48), then old newspapers are a great way to find records about them. Especially helpful are the troop and casualty lists many newspapers published during the war that can be found in our historical archives. Newspapers routinely reported on our soldiers, as in this article from... (Read More)

More Newspapers Online for Genealogists from GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has added the backfiles of more than 100 newspapers from 28 U.S. states! This is great news for genealogists—so start searching now. Every day we work to fill in missing issues in our newspaper archives of more than 6,100 titles so that you can do deeper genealogy research. Thousands of newspaper pages were... (Read More)

More Recent Newspaper Obituaries Going Online at GenealogyBank

We recently added 16 million more records to our historical newspaper archives—and already this month we are working on putting more recent newspaper obituaries online to keep adding resources for your family history research. Obituaries and death notices from newspapers in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are... (Read More)