In today’s mail bag.

Q:The person Iā€™m searching for is James Francis Fewster b.1867. I know that there was an article published about him in the Baltimore Sun – 12 August 1889 – but I can’t find it.What am I doing wrong? When I browse GenealogyBank I find NOTHING ā€“ but I know this article exists.Please help ā€“... (Read More)

Best Source for Finding Old Marriage Records!

GenealogyBank is your best source for finding old marriage records. Newspapers regularly published marriage announcements – like this one from the Weekly Pelican (New Orleans, LA) 26 Oct 1889. The Weekly Pelican is one of the many newspapers that we added last week. Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published in 1802, 1862... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 1,800+ Newspapers

This has been a landmark month for GenealogyBank. It has added more content for over 1,800 newspapers – including more than 100 new newspaper titles not previously in GenealogyBank. That’s over 17.6 million articles – including obituaries, marriage announcements and more. New content was added for all 50 States. And we’re not done yet!... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank keeps on growing. Try it again – now! Cambrian, The (Cambria, CA)Obituaries: 12/20/2001 – CurrentDeath Notices: 05/10/2001 – Current Manteca Bulletin, The (Manteca, CA)Obituaries: 11/19/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/02/2009 – CurrentGalva News (Galva, IL)Obituaries: 12/30/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 10/03/2009 – CurrentOgle County Newspapers (Oregon, IL)Obituaries: 12/17/2009 – Current Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – CurrentSpokesman,... (Read More)

Newspapers are crucial to documenting your family history

Genealogists rely on multiple sources to document a family tree. One source does not give all of the facts – so researchers must look at multiple family history records to gather the details for each family. For example – James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the... (Read More)

Ship Passenger Lists

Newspapers routinely published passenger lists of passengers coming to and leaving from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank. Newspapers routinely published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s going... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I had a basic question yesterday that reminded me of one of the core values of GenealogyBank – it’s flexible search engine. A woman wrote asking for the obituary notice of her father – who had died in December 2008 – but she had not included her father’s name. So I wrote back asking... (Read More)

Ten key sources for searching Revolutionary War Soldiers 1. Guide to Revolutionary War burial sites The annual reports of the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution are in GenealogyBank. They were published annually as part of the US Serial Set. Each year the DAR published the details of the soldier’s graves that they... (Read More)

I am not finding my great-grandfather, what do I do now?

The steady flow of newspapers, records and documents going online on GenealogyBank gives family historians a lot to search and comb through. These newspapers and documents were published over the past 3 centuries – so sometimes it takes a little detective work to find our ancestors. Here are a few tips:1. First search for... (Read More)