GenealogyBank adds 190 newspapers this month

GenealogyBank. adds more newspapers – we’re up to 190 titles added this month – that’s over 4,100 newspapers online right now. And, the month’s not over yet – there are still more newspapers going online before the year is over.Sign up now and see what you’ll find about your family! AK. Anchorage. Alaska Spotlight.... (Read More)

Fred Q. Bowman (1916-2009) Genealogist, Author

Fred Q. Bowman (1916-2009)Frederick Quimby Bowman, 93, passed away in Albany, NY earlier this week. Well known genealogist and author – Fred was a relied upon source of early New York vital records. He was a genealogist who made a lasting difference. Obituary: Times Union (Albany, NY) – November 9, 2009See: http://bit.ly/5gmzM7He is survived... (Read More)

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical Research

Using the Congressional Serial Set for Genealogical ResearchBy Jeffery Hartley(This article appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Prologue. It has been excerpted and reprinted here with the permission of the author. The Historical Documents section in GenealogyBank includes over 243,000 reports from the US Serial Set and the American State Papers). Click here... (Read More)

Minnesota newspapers 1849-1922, 1986-Today online

Minnesota is 151 years old today. Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. The vote wasn’t unanimous – the New York Herald (12 May 1858) reported that the vote was 157 for and 38 against admitting Minnesota into the Union. (Illustration is from GenealogyBank Historical Books; an advertising card by Henry Beard,... (Read More)

More Newspapers Added to GenealogyBank – covering 1775-2008

GenealogyBank today added 115 newspapers from 29 States – with coverage from 1775 to today. Wow – GenealogyBank is growing at a rapid pace. That’s over 2 million more records and documents for genealogists. What a great day for genealogists. Here’s a great obituary I found for Mrs. Catherine Reilly (1770-1874) – it has... (Read More)

More Florida Resources Go Online – State Census & Newspapers

FamilySearchLabs has put the 1885, 1935 and 1945 Florida State census records online. These state census records are not indexed – but can be easily searched online geographically. The process is simple. Click on the year you want to search; then select the county where your ancestor’s lived. Then click through each page of... (Read More)

Allen County Library (IN) receives $10 Million Gift

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Library (Ft. Wyane, IN) has received a $10 million gift from the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation. The funds will be given to the library as $1 million payments each year over 10 years. The announcement is in the Ft Wayne News Sentinnel 1 August 2008... (Read More)