102-Year-Old Ex-Slave Once Shook Abraham Lincoln’s Hand

I ran across this interesting obituary in an old newspaper today. It ended with this line: “She once shook hands with Abraham Lincoln.” In 1912, or even today, it would be impressive to know someone who shook hands with a President—especially one of the stature of Abraham Lincoln. There were, no doubt, many highlights... (Read More)

Last Revolutionary War Widow Receives Final Pension—in 1906!

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about the last Revolutionary War pension being paid in 1906—131 years after armed conflict began between Great Britain and its American colonies. It seems hard to believe, but the last Revolutionary War pension... (Read More)

Irish Genealogy Records 1849-1911 Now Online

This Irish genealogy research tip is important. Every genealogist should know this. Genealogists need to know that Irish deaths and marriages were routinely published in the pages of the Irish American Weekly (New York City, New York).  This fact makes the historical Irish newspaper a great genealogical resource to find Irish obituaries and marriages... (Read More)

More Obituary Archives Online at GenealogyBank!

Last month we added 31 million more records to our historical newspaper archives—and already this month we are working on putting more newspaper obituaries online to keep adding resources for your family history research. In the next few weeks we’ll be adding current publications of these titles to GenealogyBank’s online U.S. newspaper obituary archives,... (Read More)

Our Obituary Archives Are Growing! New Obits for NY, PA & More!

GenealogyBank continues to rapidly expand our online archives of historical newspapers, books, documents and government records—to keep providing you with new online resources for your family history research. In the next few weeks GenealogyBank will be adding more newspaper titles to our rapidly growing U.S. newspaper obituaries collection, adding hundreds of thousands more obituaries... (Read More)

Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 24 Million More Records!

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available online. We just completed adding 24 million more U.S. genealogy records, vastly increasing our content coverage from coast to coast! Here are some of the details about... (Read More)

GenealogyBank’s Genealogy Archive Expansion Keeps Rolling!

GenealogyBank keeps expanding our online archives of historical newspapers, books, documents, and government records—continuously adding new material for your genealogy research at the astonishing rate of 10 more records every second. In the next few weeks GenealogyBank will be adding more newspapers and filling in gaps for over 2,800 U.S. newspapers providing you more... (Read More)