Julia Child (1912-2004)

This week the nation is remembering Julia Child – how much she contributed to our lives and how much fun she was to be with – via her books, newspaper columns, TV Show – The French Chef and interviews. Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams – this week – August 15, 1912 in... (Read More)

Search Baltimore Sun Online

Search the back issues of the Baltimore Sun – click here. Go through every page – millions of articles – obituaries, birth announcements and wedding notices. GenealogyBank has Maryland covered. Click on these links to search the back issues of other Baltimore newspapers: AmericanAmerican FarmerAmerican and Commercial Daily AdvertiserBaltimore AmericanBaltimore Daily IntelligencerBaltimore Evening PostBaltimore... (Read More)

List of Private Claims – 1815-1881 – Online

John and Jane Q. Public have been petitioning Congress for all types of reasons for over 200 years. The reason for each request may vary – but Congress considered every request. In 1880 the Senate, presided over by William A. Wheeler (1819-1887), authorized the publication of the List of Private Claims – that listed... (Read More)

Idaho Statesman turns 145 years old!

Congratulations to the Idaho Statesman newspaper – it turned 145 years old yesterday! Click Here to search the old pages of the Idaho Statesman 1864-1922 in GenealogyBank. Read about the fall of Richmond and the ending of the Civil War; sift the paper for the old obituaries, marriage notices and birth announcements. “But now... (Read More)

Revolutionary War Graves List

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! The annual reports of the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution are in GenealogyBank. They were published annually as part of the US Serial Set. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! One of the important contributions that the DAR has made over the past 119 years... (Read More)

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– Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division – Digital ID: npcc 18971) GenealogyBank has more than 250,000 historical documents and reports – like the Annual Reports of the War Department.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)

The Old Pioneers …

Our town just celebrated “Old Home Days” – other towns call it Pioneer Day; Settler’s Day – where the old stories are told and lives well lived remembered. Towns across America will be celebrating their heritage this summer and newspapers will be interviewing the “old timers”. Newspapers are a good source for finding the... (Read More)