Finding Your “Roots” at Alex Haley Museum Opening

Alex Haley home dedicated as a genealogy library and museum. When 17-year-old violinist Joseph Matthews performed at the dedication of the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, he had no idea he would discover his family roots. Joseph, a high school senior from Memphis, Tennessee, was among hundreds who participated in two days of... (Read More)

Listen my children and you shall hear…

“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…”Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks... (Read More)

Julia Child (1912-2004)

This week the nation is remembering Julia Child – how much she contributed to our lives and how much fun she was to be with – via her books, newspaper columns, TV Show – The French Chef and interviews. Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams – this week – August 15, 1912 in... (Read More)

National Archives Celebrates 75th Anniversary this Friday!

National Archives Celebrates 75th Anniversary on Friday, June 19th.Susan Logue (Voice of America) distributed this commentary on the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives. Before the National Archives was founded, many governmental records were kept in poor conditions. On June 19, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating the National Archives. “There... (Read More)

Passenger Lists

GenealogyBank is growing – it now has nearly 300 million items.This morning I found this passenger list – published as a souvenir handbill that was likely given to the passengers on the steamship Silesia when it left on Tuesday November 30, 1869 bound for Plymouth, Cherbourg, London and Hamburg. In addition to the 3,800... (Read More)

Cincinnati, OH Newspaper archives 1802-1890, 1990-Today now online

GenealogyBank has put the Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper archives: 1802-1890, 1990-Today online. Click here to search Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper archives 1802-1890 onlineOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific Cincinnati, OH newspaper:Cincinnati Commercial Tribune 1869-1890Cincinnati Daily Enquirer 1862-1876Cincinnati Daily Gazette 1867-1883Cincinnati Enquirer 1999-TodayCincinnati Post 1990-2007Spirit of the West 1814-1815Whig 1802-1882Did you know... (Read More)

Patriot’s Day – Read the news as they read it.

“Bloody News – This town has been in a Continental Alarm since Mid-day ….. the attack began at Lexington (about 12 miles from Boston) by the regular troops, the 18th Infantry before sunrise…From thence they proceeded to Concord where they made a general attack…”Stirring news – as gripping as a bulletin on TV. Thanks... (Read More)