GenealogyBank Digitizes Over Three Million Newspaper Articles and Obituaries: Over 224 Million Records Now Available for Family History Research

April 8, 2008 (NAPLES, FL) - GenealogyBank, a leading resource for family history information announced today the recent addition of over three million digitized historical newspaper articles and modern obituaries to its online archive.

With over 3,400 U.S. newspapers from all 50 states, GenealogyBank is the fastest growing newspaper archive for family history research. Newspapers from the 1600s to the present day offer over 27 million obituaries and more than 115 million articles. Each article is a single digital image that can be printed and preserved for family scrapbooks.

"GenealogyBank's unique newspaper content let's researchers go beyond names and dates, providing first-hand accounts of the triumphs, tragedies and daily lives of Americans over three centuries," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director for NewsBank, inc.

New and expanded coverage recently added to GenealogyBank includes the Birmingham Age-Herald (AL, 1897-1901), Anaconda Standard (MT, 1903-1918), New York Jewish Daily News (NY, 1910-1915), New York Wall Street Daily News (NY, 1879-1907), Charlottesville Jeffersonian Republican (VA, 1855-1880), Montpelier Argus and Patriot (VT, 1863-1870), Fort Atkinson Wisconsin Chief (WI, 1853-1866) and many others.

Kemp adds, "GenealogyBank is continually expanding, with millions of family records and names added monthly. Now is a great time to get started researching your family history!"


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

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

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