Deaths at the US Soldiers’ Home – Washington, DC 1898-1899

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (Illustration – US Soldiers’ Home – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division – Digital ID: npcc 18971) GenealogyBank has more than 250,000 historical documents and reports – like the Annual Reports of the War Department. The War Department, like all US Government Agencies issues an annual report... (Read More)

Funerals

I attended a funeral today for an old family friend that we have known for over 44 years, Axel Ohrn. Seeing people I have not seen in decades Axel’s funeral was a reunion as family and friends gathered from around the state of Connecticut to remember and honor him. He was 98 years old.... (Read More)

Here comes the bride …

Newspaper marriage announcements can give you important clues for your family history. Boston Journal – 2 May 1877 This one tells us where & when the marriage took place; the name of the minister; the names of the bride & groom and where they were from. This marriage notice from the Public Ledger 23... (Read More)

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y

I am often asked: Do you have Canadian newspapers in GenealogyBank?Well, no we don’t – but that’s not the question you want to ask. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – all of them published in the United States – but it has several million articles, records and documents on Canadians. Tip: I have been... (Read More)

History of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day …..You can read about how Father’s Day came to be in this clipping from the Dallas Morning News – 13 Jun 1963.Whether you are searching for your ancestor’s in today’s newspaper or the last century you will depend on GenealogyBank to get the job done. Over 3,800 newspapers, all 50 States,... (Read More)

William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931)

Genealogists who made a difference William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931) was a prolific genealogist and writer. Nephew to the more famous Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) – he was also a newspaper man and author. William M. Clemens started writing for the Pittsburgh Leader in 1879 and continued his research & writing for more than five decades.... (Read More)

How do I find articles on Blacks in GenealogyBank?

I received an interesting question this morning. How do I find articles on Blacks in GenealogyBank? I have read thousands of articles on Blacks in the old newspapers, books and documents. But, what would be the best search strategies to focus on just those articles? It would be to look for specific names and... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds more Army, Navy, Air Force Registers

GenealogyBank has added the 1970 military registers for the Army, Air Force, Navy & Marine Corps. US Army Register – 1970U.S. Army Register. Volume I. Regular Army active list. 1 January 1970. U.S. Army Register. Volume II. Army, NGUS, USAR, and other active lists. 1 January 1970. U.S. Army Register. Volume III. Retired lists.... (Read More)