Mayflower Hat Maker: Degory Priest

Are you a descendant of Mayflower passenger Degory Priest? If you are, then please tell us your line. According to Wikipedia, Degory Priest: was a hat maker from London who married Sarah, sister of Pilgrim Isaac Allerton in Leiden. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact in November 1620 and died less than... (Read More)

Wow! 4-Page Obituary for William Bullock Clark

I was looking for the obituary of William Bullock Clark (1860-1917), a geology professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Looking in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives, I quickly found multiple obituaries for him. For example, there is this obituary from the Sun (Baltimore, Maryland). Great obituary. It includes the basic genealogical facts: his... (Read More)

The Real Duncan Hines—The Man, Not the Cake Mix

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post, Gena uses old newspapers and other online resources to learn more about Duncan Hines—whose real-life accomplishments were so much more than just getting his name onto boxes of cake mix. When you hear the... (Read More)

Marriage Announcements –

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (J. Stewart wedding – 1903, Nekoma, ND. LOC.gov) Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published on July 22, 1802, July 22, 1862 or July 22,1962 – GenealogyBank is your comprehensive source. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! (Dallas (TX) Morning News – 22 July 1962)(Maine Eagle... (Read More)

Possible Avery Family Artifact dating from 1689-1702 Found

313-year-old English silver sixpence, likely once owned by Rev. John Avery (1685/6-1754) found in Truro, Massachusetts. The coin dates from 1689-1702 The Boston Globe is reporting this unusual find of an early British coin found by Truro resident Peter Burgess while working in his garden. “At first, I wasn’t sure what it was,” said... (Read More)

What do you have for my town?

Sometimes genealogists look at GenealogyBank‘s 3,700+ newspapers and only focus on newspapers published in their home town.Beginning researchers often concentrate on their local newspaper or other newspapers published in their state and don’t think they need the rest of the content in GenealogyBank. When I first began researching 43 years ago – I found... (Read More)

Kentucky Newspapers online

List of Kentucky newspapers that are scheduled to go online on GenealogyBank in the months ahead. Quickly find obituaries; birth, engagement & wedding announcements; and so much more. (Stephen Foster’s My Old Kentucky Home …. courtesy of Library of Congress, Music for the Nation) List of upcoming Kentucky Newspapers that will be added to... (Read More)