Firsthand Stories of the Civil War’s 1864 Battle of Nashville

This decisive battle of the Civil War was fought in and around Nashville, Tennessee, 148 years ago, on 15-16 December 1864. Union General George H. Thomas, the “Rock of Chickamauga,” commanded the Federal troops who soundly defeated the Confederate army under the command of General John Bell Hood. The Battle of Nashville was the... (Read More)

Dating Old Family Photographs with Civil War Revenue Stamps

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary shows how to determine the date of undated, Civil War-era family photographs using revenue stamps affixed to the back of the picture. Do you have Civil War-era photographs of your ancestors that are undated?... (Read More)

Breaking News: More newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank adds another 13 million records – obituaries, news articles and more. More than 1,800 newspapers were updated and new titles added.That’s too many titles to list here – but here are some of them:Alabama, MobileMobile Register. 1980-10-16 to 1983-05-30Arkansas, Little RockArkansas Gazette 1838-01-02 to 1871-11-25Arkansas, White HallWhite Hall Journal* 10/2/2009 to PresentArizona, Casa... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds 40+ more newspapers Search GenealogyBank now! Dearborn County Register, The (Lawrenceburg, IN)04/19/2010 – Current Ohio County News, The – Rising Sun Recorder (Rising Sun, IN)05/01/2010 – Current Salem News, The (Beverly, MA)05/12/2010 – Current: Advocate Tribune (Granite Falls, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Montevideo American-News (Montevido, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Redwood Falls Gazette (Redwood Falls,... (Read More)

Newspapers Go Online –

GenealogyBank keeps on growing! GenealogyBank.com added more newspaper coverage for over 1,600 newspapers – in all 50 States this week. Here is just a list of some of the new content that has been added. Search GenealogyBank now! AKJuneauDaily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04ALBirminghamWide-Awake*. 1900-01-24ALMobileMobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30ARGarden CityJonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18ARLittle... (Read More)