Search Online Newspaper Obituaries with New Tools from

August 3, 2011 (NAPLES, FL) announced today the release of advanced search tools for exploring its obituary archive from 1977 to today. Family researchers can now search newspaper obituaries by local state, city and newspaper title throughout the United States to easily find information about deceased relatives.

"This new search enhancement has been a requested feature from our customers. We are committed to delivering the same powerful experience for this category of newspapers that customers have been enjoying when searching our historical newspapers," said Tom Kemp, Director of for NewsBank. "We couldn't be happier to provide yet another way for our members to search online obituaries on to discover and document the lives of their ancestors." gives people access to over 5,800 U.S. newspapers in all 50 states. The exclusive collection features newspapers that date back to the 1600s up to present day, with over 880 million family history records online. GenealogyBank goes beyond people's names, birth dates, and death dates, providing first-hand accounts into the daily lives and communities of millions of American families.


About, a division of NewsBank, is one of the largest and fastest growing searchable newspaper archives online for family history research. More than 880 million genealogy records have been added to the site in the past six years to help people discover, preserve and share their family history. The website also provides instant access to hard-to-find pension lists, military records, land claims and other helpful records including free access to the Social Security Death Index.

For more information contact:
Kevin Spaulding
Sr. Marketing Manager, a division of NewsBank, inc.

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