GenealogyBank Digitizes Over Four Million Historical Newspaper Articles: Family History Information from 78 Newspapers and 23 States Just Added

May 09, 2008 (NAPLES, FL) -, a leading resource for family history information, announced today the addition of over four million digitized historical newspaper articles to its online archive.

Currently featuring more than 3,400 U.S. newspapers from all 50 states, GenealogyBank is the most extensive online newspaper archive designed specifically for family history research. By providing access to rare and hard-to-find newspapers from 1690 to the present day, GenealogyBank gives researchers the opportunity to discover unique, long-forgotten information about their American ancestors.

"GenealogyBank's exclusive newspaper content lets researchers go beyond names and dates, providing first-hand accounts of the triumphs, tragedies and daily lives of Americans," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director for NewsBank, inc. "With an estimated 1 billion names in our database and with a wealth of new content added monthly, you can always count on being able to dig a little deeper into your family's history."

Newly digitized content added to GenealogyBank includes the Idaho Falls Times (1891-1920), Saturday Morning Citizen (MA, 1858-1893), Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser (1808-1818), Painesville Telegraph (OH, 1825-1845), Hobart Republican (OK, 1907-1920), Standard (TX, 1848-1882), and the Salt Lake Tribune (1875-1893).

With the addition of these and more than 72 other historical newspapers, GenealogyBank continues its mission to provide the most comprehensive newspaper coverage for family history research. In addition to nearly 120 million articles-each of which can be printed and preserved for family scrapbooks-GenealogyBank also offers over 27.4 million modern obituaries, more than 81 million death records, 11,700 books and pamphlets, and 141,000 reports, military lists and documents. And with a 30-day trial now available for only $9.95, there's never been a better time to get started exploring your family history. Start Now.


About GenealogyBank:
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 over 227 million family history records including obituaries; birth, marriage and death notices; and much more. GenealogyBank can be found at:

For more information contact:
Kevin Spaulding
Marketing Manager
NewsBank, inc.

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