Was Your Ancestor’s Marriage Certificate Filed Late?

Everyone is familiar with the regulations that couples wanting to be married need to register and obtain a marriage certificate. This document permits them to be wed by a justice of the peace, minister or other authorized official. Perhaps less well known is the question: Who returns the signed and completed marriage certificate to... (Read More)

Wedding Belles! How to Find Your Ancestors’ Marriage Records

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this blog post, Mary provides search tips for finding your ancestors’ marriage records in old newspapers. When romance is in the air, newspapers report it in many surprising ways. By searching old newspapers, you’ll find copious details about your... (Read More)

Portuguese-American newspaper going online

Diario de Noticias 1919-1973 is going online at University of Massachusetts Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. UMASS Dartmouth is putting the backfile of the Portuguese-American newspaper Diario de Noticias 1919-1973 free online. University officials also announced that they have set September 18 as the official grand opening of the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, which the University... (Read More)

Search Old Charleston, SC Newspapers 1723-1975

GenealogyBank has set up a handy site for searching Charleston, South Carolina’s historical newspaper archive: 1723-1975. Click Here to Search all of the newspapers hereOr click on the individual titles below to search a specific newspaperCarolina Gazette 1723-1828Charleston Courier 1803-1822Charleston Evening Gazette 1785-1786Charleston Mercury 1854-1859Charleston Morning Post 1786-1787Chronicle of Liberty 1783City Gazette 1787-1842Columbian Herald... (Read More)

NY genealogist featured in newspaper article

Lawrence Corbett, Watertown, NY family historian, has been researching since 1976 when his mother compiled their family history and published it in a spiral bound book. He is the Corresponding Secretary of the Jefferson County (NY) Genealogical Society. Click here to see the article about Corbett’s research experience and advice. The article appeared in... (Read More)