Expands Family History Records by More Than 3.7 Million: New Articles and Documents Help Users Find Unique Facts About Their American Ancestors

December 5, 2008 (NAPLES, FL) -, a leading provider of digitized historical and recent newspapers for family history research, announced today the addition of more than 3.7 million historical news articles to help researchers discover new information on millions of American families.

To help users navigate the 246 million family history records now online, GenealogyBank features a streamlined interface and fast, accurate searching. Researchers of any level can easily locate helpful records, including obituaries, marriage notices, the Social Security Death Index, pension requests, and even hometown news filled with the triumphs, troubles and everyday experiences of past generations. This month's release includes new and expanded information from 24 states and more than 63 newspapers, including the Public Ledger (PA), Journal (MA), Commercial Tribune (OH), Virginia Argus (VA), Evening Sun (AR), Hispanic-American titles and many more. View List to discover unique, long-forgotten information about their American ancestors.

"December is the perfect time of year to look back and remember our families, and GenealogyBank's unique, exclusive content can open doors to the real-life stories of your ancestors," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director of NewsBank, inc. "GenealogyBank members have over 1 billion names and four centuries of historical and modern newspapers at their fingertips, from big city dailies to regional weeklies."

As the fastest growing newspaper site for family history research, GenealogyBank has nearly doubled its collection of historical newspaper articles since last year. The website's family research archive currently provides access to over 3,700 newspapers in all 50 states from 1690 to the present day. It is ideal for giving researchers the opportunity to explore the lives and times of their American ancestors.

"Historical newspapers form a recorded history of our ancestors' daily lives," Kemp adds. "We know how exciting this information is to genealogists trying to piece together family records. This is the very reason why we are dedicated to providing the single most comprehensive and accessible archive for family history research."


About GenealogyBank:
GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals interested in family history research with over four centuries of U.S. newspapers, government documents and other historical records from all 50 states. GenealogyBank contains over 246 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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