Introduces New Family Research Technology to Search Online Newspaper Archives: Search Six Million New Articles by Title, City, Article Type

February 18, 2009 (NAPLES, FL) -, a leading provider of digitized historical and recent newspapers for family history information, announced today the release of advanced search tools that let family researchers gather information from one specific newspaper or group of newspapers, as well as search newspapers by state, city or only recently added content.

"GenealogyBank's new search enhancements are excellent new tools to help genealogists fine tune their family research," reports Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director at NewsBank, inc. "We appreciate the feedback we receive on the site and often heard from users who wanted to search a specific newspaper by title or by city and narrow searches by type of article-for example, just birth notices or just marriage announcements. And now you can! We also added the ability to search only the most recently added content over the last one to three months. Researchers of any level can use these and other tools to hone in on hard-to-find family history information and document the lives and times of their American ancestors over four centuries."

Additionally, GenealogyBank recently added more than six million articles, documents and death records. The site's online family history archive now features more than 3,800 newspapers, including over 144 million fully searchable historical newspaper articles and 113 million obituaries and Social Security Death Index records.

This month's release includes new and expanded information from big city dailies and regional weeklies from 22 states and more than 40 newspapers, including: New York Herald (NY), Norwich Republican (CT), Quincy Whig (IL), Oregonian (Portland,OR), Daily National Intelligencer (DC), Hispanic-American titles and many more. View List


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 between 1690 and the present day. GenealogyBank contains more than 257 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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