Can You Find My Grandfather’s Date of Death?

A reader asked: “I am seeking the date of my grandfather’s death. His name was John L. Gray and died in Missoula, Montana. Can you help?” I recently received this question—so I reached into GenealogyBank to help her find the answer. She gave me his name and the city and state where he died,... (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)

SSDI Quiz: Understanding the U.S. Social Security Death Index

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary provides a fun quiz to see how well you know the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)—and the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) it maintains, an important resource for genealogists. Mary uses old newspaper articles... (Read More)

Celebrity News: Michael Jackson Tells His Story

Read the news as it happened. You can easily find the back stories of your family or celebrities – it is all in GenealogyBank.   GenealogyBank has over 9,000 articles about Michael Jackson.   Like this article from the 3 July 1995 issue of the Afro-American Gazette where Michael Jackson tells his own history.... (Read More)

Indiana wants me …

Searching for Indiana family history?GenealogyBank has Indiana newspapers from 1817 – Today. Click here and search Indiana historical newspapers 1817-1930Click here and search recent Indiana Obituaries 1990 – 2010Click here and search Indiana Death records 1937-2010 (SSDI) Newspapers in GenealogyBankAmerican Nonconformist. 11/11/1886 – 4/2/1896Amigo del Hogar. 11/22/1925 – 4/13/1930Batesville Herald-Tribune. 10/2/2009-CurrentBremen Enquirer. 10/7/2009-CurrentBrookville Enquirer.... (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)

Obituaries – From Annual Reports – Congress has chartered many national associations – among them the American Instructors of the Deaf.

Congress has chartered many national associations – among them the American Instructors of the Deaf. Their annual reports routinely included details about the schools for the deaf and their faculty. GenealogyBank has the back file of these reports.Here are the obituaries that appeared in the 1908 report.Deem, Charles S. (1861-1908). Jackson, Mississippi. p. 218... (Read More)

Julia Child (1912-2004)

This week the nation is remembering Julia Child – how much she contributed to our lives and how much fun she was to be with – via her books, newspaper columns, TV Show – The French Chef and interviews. Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams – this week – August 15, 1912 in... (Read More)