Clues in Petitions: Did Your Ancestors Petition the Government?

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about our ancestors’ petitions to the government, an often-overlooked source of family history information. From the establishment of companies, to divorces, to relief from tobacco weighing, the right to petition the government “for... (Read More)

New Site for Searching Lexington, KY Historical Newspapers

GenealogyBank has created a special site for searching Lexington, Kentucky’s historical newspapers. Photo: Tobacco crop, Lexington, KY 1910. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Search Lexington, KY Historical Newspapers – Click Here This site includes 7 newspapers from 1794 to 1922 including: Kentucky GazetteLexington HeraldLexington Herald-LeaderMorning HeraldReporterStewart Kentucky HeraldWestern Monitor.. (Read More)