November 16, 2007 NAPLES, FL - GenealogyBank, a leading online provider of historical and recent newspapers for family history research, announced today the addition of 100 fully searchable historical newspapers. These newspapers will add 3 million new articles filled with significant genealogical content. GenealogyBank now has over 106 million historical newspaper articles available online for family history research.
Next month, GenealogyBank will add another 100 newspapers including over 2 million new articles. Now complementing more than 210 million family history records, this latest addition will expand coverage to over 2,200 U.S. newspapers in all 50 states.
"With over 300 years of historical newspapers at your fingertips, you can easily discover a breadth of information about your ancestors' across generations," says Genealogy Director for NewsBank, inc., Tom Kemp.
The addition features big city dailies and regional weeklies including: Trenton(NJ) State Gazette (1863-1888), Arkansas (AK) Intelligencer (1845-1858), Tucson (AZ) Daily Citizen (1900-1922), Augusta (GA) Herald (1799-1815), Portland (OR) Oregonian (1911-1916), and many others.
"I use GenealogyBank and have subscribed for about six months," says Melinde Sanborn, F.A.S.G., Secretary of the American Society of Genealogists. "I find the historical newspapers collection absolutely invaluable. For a client who had searched in vain for 20 years, with one mouse click, I found a death notice in a 2-year-run of an obscure newspaper that I'd never have looked in without this search capability."
Kemp adds, "Every day we hear from visitors who have learned something new about their ancestors. Recently John Murphy of Elon, N.C. wrote to tell us within an hour of joining he discovered his 4th Great Grand Father, Thomas C. Donn, who happened to be a justice of the peace in Washington D.C. It's exciting helping families discover new details about their ancestors' lives."
GenealogyBank, celebrating its first anniversary online, continues to add millions of new documents a month to its constantly growing collection of newspapers and other valuable family history records.
GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals interested in family history research with over 300 years of U.S. newspapers, government documents and other historical records in all 50 states. GenealogyBank contains millions of obituaries, birth, marriage, and death notices and much more. GenealogyBank can be found at: www.genealogybank.com.
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