Garland County (AR) Public Library Closing Genealogy Room

The Washington Times recently reported that the Garland County (Arkansas) Public Library has decided to focus on providing the public with online genealogy record collections, and to transfer the majority of their print book and hardcopy genealogical materials to two institutions: the Garland County Historical Society and the local genealogical society—the Melting Pot Genealogical... (Read More)

Recent DNA Breakthrough: Oldest Genome in New World Recovered

DNA is unlocking the distant past of our family history. Researchers have looked again at previously found prehistoric skeletons and remains to see if they could harvest DNA. They were successful with the skeleton of an18-month-old boy from the Clovis period who died more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were found in 1968... (Read More)

In today’s mail bag.

Q:The person I’m searching for is James Francis Fewster b.1867. I know that there was an article published about him in the Baltimore Sun – 12 August 1889 – but I can’t find it.What am I doing wrong? When I browse GenealogyBank I find NOTHING – but I know this article exists.Please help –... (Read More)

More newspapers go online

GenealogyBank adds 40+ more newspapers Search GenealogyBank now! Dearborn County Register, The (Lawrenceburg, IN)04/19/2010 – Current Ohio County News, The – Rising Sun Recorder (Rising Sun, IN)05/01/2010 – Current Salem News, The (Beverly, MA)05/12/2010 – Current: Advocate Tribune (Granite Falls, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Montevideo American-News (Montevido, MN)10/02/2009 – Current Redwood Falls Gazette (Redwood Falls,... (Read More)

Thank you GenealogyBank!

We get letters all the time from ecstatic genealogists who broke through their brick walls in GenealogyBank. Grateful letters that say – “Wow – I finally found him” in GenealogyBank … thank you, thank you. Tonight I received a “Wow – I finally found him” note from Jane Giavelli Lauhon. She wrote:Thank you so... (Read More)