Expands Online 20th Century Newspaper Collection: Adding millions of family history records from 1900-1981

November 27, 2009 NAPLES, FL -, GenealogyBank, a leading online provider of digitized newspapers for family history research, announced today the addition of over 100 million fully searchable news articles. Complementing more than 3,900 U.S. newspapers in all 50 states, this latest addition provides family history information across eight decades of the 20th century.

This initial release features the full-text of six newspapers and their relevant predecessors: The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana; 1837-1942), The Plain-Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio; 1845-1955), The Times (Trenton, New Jersey; 1883-1972), The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington; 1923-1939), The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas; 1885-1978) and The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia; 1793-1977).

"We are excited about the rapid growth of our newspaper collection and the vast breadth of family history information we now have available" says Genealogy Director of NewsBank, inc., Tom Kemp. "Newspapers provide first-hand accounts about our ancestors you simply can't find in other sources."

GenealogyBank features newspapers from the 1600s to the present day with millions of obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, as well as other interesting and often surprising facts about our ancestors. The easy-to-use interface and search tools help genealogy researchers of any level find family history information across four centuries. Every article within each newspaper is a single digital image that can be printed and preserved.

Kemp adds, "Toward our stated goal of creating the single most comprehensive resource of newspapers for family history research, GenealogyBank will digitize millions of family history records in the upcoming months that will continue to greatly expand and increase the depth of our collections."


About GenealogyBank:
GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals interested in family history research with over 300 years of U.S. newspapers and government and historical records in all 50 states. GenealogyBank contains millions of obituaries, birth, marriage, and death notices and free access to the Social Security Death Index. GenealogyBank can be found at:

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

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