Remembering Genealogists Charles & Edna Townsend

I thought about Charles and Edna Townsend today – they were pillars of the genealogical community. I first met them in the 1960s when they stopped by the library where I worked. Charles Delmar Townsend (1911-2009) and his wife Edna Carolyn Waugh (1908-1989) were prolific genealogists, writers and publishers. They were good people dedicated... (Read More)

New Newspaper Titles Coming to Our Obituary Archives Soon!

GenealogyBank adds 10 records to our online archives every second. Here is an advance peek at some of the newspapers that we are adding to our rapidly growing U.S. newspaper obituaries collection in the coming months, making millions more obituary and death records available for your family history research. Our new newspaper additions include... (Read More)

Index to Early Philadelphia Obituaries – Public Ledger 1836

These early Philadelphia (PA) deaths were recorded in the Public Ledger, an early Philadelphia newspaper. Click on the links in the index citations to read each person’s obituary.Public Ledger. 25 Mar 1836Eure, Jonas. (-1836)Hendel, William B. (-1836) McClaskey, James. (1775-1836)Talcott, Samuel Austin (1789-1836)Taynton, Luther. (1791-1836)Townsend, Edwin. (1832-1836)Townsend, Maria. (1833-1836)Public Ledger. 26 Mar 1836Wooldridge, Jane.... (Read More)