Reports Addition of 170 Historical Newspapers: 93 Million Family History Records Digitized Since 2006 Launch

January 15, 2009 (NAPLES, FL) -, a leading provider of digitized historical and recent newspapers for family history research, announced today the addition of 170 fully searchable historical newspapers. This record breaking addition includes over 7 million articles, obituaries and other helpful family history information. continues to report explosive growth, increasing its digital archive with over 93 million records-a 58% increase since its launch in 2006.

To help researchers discover new information on millions of American families, GenealogyBank subscribers have access to four centuries of historical and modern newspapers and more than 1 billion names. Each article is a single digital image that can be printed and preserved for family scrapbooks.

This month's release includes new and expanded information from big city dailies and regional weeklies from 31 states and more than 170 newspapers, including the Public Ledger (PA, 1836-1840, 1844-1850, 1852-1858, 1860, 1873), Evening Times (NJ, 1883-1922), Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (OH, 1869-1890), Oregonian (OR, 1861-1906), Grand Rapids Press (MI, 1901-1911), Hispanic-American titles and many more. View List

"This is an incredible milestone and great way to kick off the new year," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director at NewsBank, inc. "December was a huge month for us."

The website's family research archive currently features over 3,700 newspapers from all 50 states published between 1690 and the present day. It offers genealogists of any level the opportunity to document the lives and times of their American ancestors.

"GenealogyBank is the fastest growing website for family history research," Kemp adds. "In 2008 alone, we digitized more than 39 million records and documents for researching past generations of Americans. These records include obituaries, marriage notices and the Social Security Death Index, as well as hometown news that record the everyday stories of our ancestors."


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 253 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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