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)

GenealogyBank.com Celebrates Second Anniversary Online — Reports 67% Growth in Family History Records

GenealogyBank has added over 80 million historical newspaper articles, recent obituaries and other vital records in the past two years – growing 67% – going from 160 million records to over 240 million articles, records & documents.To celebrate its expansion and success, GenealogyBank is now offering a 30-day trial for only $9.95 along with... (Read More)

Census – Vital Records – Washington State; England; Mexico

Washington State Census, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Death Records; Mexico 1930 Census; and England & Wales Census of 1841 & 1861 are now online. It’s a great day for Genealogy. Washington StateWashington State Digital Archives has now put Washington State & Federal census records from 1847 through 1910. Click here to see the list... (Read More)

More Birth, Marriage & Death Records Go Online

We reported earlier that FamilySearchLabs has put up the Philadelphia Death Certificates from 1803 to 1915. Volunteers working at FamilySearchLabs are digitizing microfilm and original vital records and putting them online. (Photo, courtesy: Newsroom.lds.org) Today I see that they have added records for: MICHIGAN Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902 – Complete – includes digital images... (Read More)

Virginia is 401 years old today!

Happy Birthday to Virginia!The first colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on May 14, 1607 and with ups and downs the Commonwealth has prospered ever since. GenealogyBank.com is packed with early Americana – including millions of Virginia items go back to the 1700s. NewspapersGenealogyBank has more than 100 Virginia newspapers – containing more than 2.3... (Read More)

Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker – 1935-2008

Long time office manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists has passed away. A prolific genealogist and writer – she was a long time presence in Connecticut genealogical circles. She is best known for her republication of the Barbour Index to Connecticut Vital Records which was issued as a CD-ROM under the title: The... (Read More)

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is almost here.

GenealogyBank is off to a great start this month. It added 2.9 Million new records and documents – bringing the collection to well over 216 Million documents – that’s an estimated 1.5 Billion names. GenealogyBank added content for 41 newspapers from 20 States including titles like: Springfield (MA) Republican 1861-1909 Boston Journal (1870-1899)Philadelphia North... (Read More)