Discovering Thanksgiving Family History in Newspaper Articles

From the earliest days of the nation our presidents and governors have proclaimed annual days of “publick Thanksgiving and Prayer” in gratitude for their families, lives and success in the New World.Then as now we pause as families gather to give thanks.Lucky for us many of these holiday family gatherings were recorded in newspapers,... (Read More)

Family History Expos – Georgia 2011

Georgia Family History Expo – Duluth, Georgia 2011Over 400 genealogists gathered in Duluth, Georgia, for the annual Family History Expo held at the Gwinnett Center on Nov. 11-12, 2011. Now in its second year, this conference has the size and feel of a national conference. There were over 60 informative family history sessions taught... (Read More)

A Good Woman Can Be Hard to Find…

When researching your family history, it can be very difficult to find information about women in the early 19th Century—finding genealogical resources that actually give women’s names and family details is challenging. It was common in the 19th Century for newspapers and government records to be brief and give only the basic information about... (Read More)

Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888)

GenealogyBank adds more newspapers every day! Search them now Chicago Times (Chicago, Illinois) Newspaper Archives (1854-1888) To be precise: we have 87 issues digitized – that’s 410 pages …. from the years: 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1864, 1879, 1884, 1885, and 1888. We’ll keep working on the rest and as we can we’ll fill... (Read More)

Breaking News: More newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds another 13 million records – obituaries, news articles and more. More than 1,800 newspapers were updated and new titles added.That’s too many titles to list here – but here are some of them:Alabama, MobileMobile Register. 1980-10-16 to 1983-05-30Arkansas, Little RockArkansas Gazette 1838-01-02 to 1871-11-25Arkansas, White HallWhite Hall Journal* 10/2/2009 to PresentArizona, Casa... (Read More)

Newspapers Go Online –

GenealogyBank keeps on growing! GenealogyBank.com added more newspaper coverage for over 1,600 newspapers – in all 50 States this week. Here is just a list of some of the new content that has been added. Search GenealogyBank now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04ALBirminghamWide-Awake*. 1900-01-24ALMobileMobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30ARGarden CityJonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18ARLittle... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 51 titles from 28 States

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. If you haven’t searched the historical newspapers – try it again – now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner1903-02-241907-05-25ALMobileMobile Register1972-07-011974-11-15ALPiedmontPiedmont Journal, The*10/2/2009Current ARLittle RockArkansas Gazette1820-04-081836-10-18AZTucsonDos Republicas*1879-08-231879-10-18CACoacheliaIdeal*1969-11-021977-11-01CAMount ShastaMt. Shasta Herald*10/2/2009Current CAOakdaleOakdale Leader, The*10/2/2009Current CTNew LondonNew London Daily Chronicle1848-10-131849-12-31DCWashingtonColored American1902-01-041903-01-03DCWashingtonWashington Bee1896-03-041913-12-27GAAugustaAugusta Chronicle1793-06-151841-10-16ILHarrisburgHarrisburg Daily Register *10/2/2009Current INAvonHendricks County Flyer*10/2/2009Current INIndianapolisFreeman1890-08-301893-11-04KSKansas CityAmerican Citizen*1805-01-271907-09-21KSKansas CityPlaindealer1935-01-041946-08-30KSTopekaKansas Whip1934-11-02KSTopekaPlaindealer1927-11-041931-12-25KYGrayson-Olive HillJournal-Times*10/2/2009Current LANew OrleansTimes-Picayune1962-06-111975-10-15span... (Read More)

Tell us your success story.

We hear from GenealogyBank researchers all the time about their success in finding their family in historical newspapers and documents. Do you have an interesting story to tell?Would you be willing to be interviewed about it?If so, please contact me directly at: TKemp@NewsBank.com We want to hear from you. Here is what others have... (Read More)

Newspapers from 10 States added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank announced today that it has added more newspapers from 10 States: Connecticut; Iowa; Michigan; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas and Virginia. Argus Observer (Ontario, OR)Obituaries: 10/02/2009 – CurrentBig Spring Herald (Big Spring, TX)Obituaries: 10/02/2009 – Current New Canaan News-Review (New Canaan, CT)Obituaries: 11/05/2009 – Current Daily Democrat, The (Fort Madison,... (Read More)