Top Ten Reasons to get GenealogyBank

Top Ten Reasons to get GenealogyBank: 10. Content you won’t find anywhere else 9. 4 times as many Newspapers as Ancestry 8. Military Records: All Wars – Colonial to Today 7. US Army, Navy, Air Force Registers 6. No clutter – just records you will use & rely on 5. Revolutionary War Soldier Burial... (Read More)

So, this couple just had a baby ….

I met a couple with a new baby boy. They decided to name him for his mother’s brother – They call him: Uncle. Smitty – a rimshot. Not only does GenealogyBank.com have over 130 million obituaries and death records it has tens of millions of birth announcements as well. (Columbus (GA) Enquirer Sun. 17... (Read More)

How to deal with heirloom, oversize portraits

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal (February 14-15, 2009 pp. R6) has a terrific article by Kathleen A. Hughes – “The Person over the Mantle”. Hughes tells the experiences of families in preserving and displaying their old family portraits and her own change of heart in displaying the image of her 3rd Great Grandmother, Mary... (Read More)

I’ve been having a ball ….

“I’ve been having a ball finding articles about my family. The biggest find for me … was discovering my gr-grandfather’s uncle in Congressional records as well as in newspapers. He had left home as a child and didn’t return home again until after his father died. It was reported in the newspapers that his... (Read More)

Newspapers are terrific!

Newspapers are terrific! They give us the real details of our ancestor’s lives. This week I found an article about the estate sale for my first cousin, Thomas Huse (1742/43-1816). It was published in the Newburyport (MA) Herald, 16 July 1816. Everything was being sold – his household effects; a covered sleigh; ox cart,... (Read More)