I have never heard of this site before, just saw it on Facebook and decided to check it out. This is my dream come true! In 5 minutes I've found more articles about my g-g-g grandfather than I ever thought possible! I'm sold....
I subscribed immediately. Within a short space of time I found an obit for great uncle John P. McCANNEY. My father's namesake, he hid from me for years! I also found a news article for Aveline KUNTZMANN, my beloved's 2nd great grandmother. It always puzzled me because she is not interred with KUNTZMANN family. Wow! She was lost when the LA BOURGOGNE sank in July 1898. I am going to be sleep deprived!
I found a letter written by my third great grandfather - the first thing I've ever seen written by the man. This letter was published in the Albany (New York) Argus in February of 1819. Wonderful! Most of the content found at GenealogyBank is unique, not found on other sites. You may search it for free to see how many records there are for your family. If it looks good, sign-up to see the full records. Honestly, if you have colonial ancestry, you can't afford not to use this new resource. For the first time ever, you will be able to access newspapers and documents not previously indexed or in many cases, accessible at all. What makes this collection unique is that much of the data is from the American Antiquarian Society in Worchester, Massachusetts. This organization holds the earliest American printed materials, including newspapers - and now, for the first time, much of this material is accessible to you and I - all in digital format.
Congratulations on a terrific website! I can't leave it - I found several newspaper items I've not before seen and I still have more on the list to view. I'm one of your first subscribers. Thank you so much for your dedication. It paid off tremendously. I'm going back now.
...they are the kind of resources that help you to not only use source documents to learn more about your ancestry, but they also help you to put 'meat on the bones' of your genealogy as you work to create a family history. Now, individuals have access to a wide array of great resources, which are centralized and available through a single subscription service. GenealogyBank is quickly becoming a major player in the field.
Your GenealogyBank is WONDERFUL. It's a must for researching genealogists. I ran into info that I had searched and searched for years ago in libraries. And here it is now right at my fingertips! Amazing. It is well worth the price. Thank you for giving us all this information.
I had a chance to 'test drive' the new individual GenealogyBank and was much impressed.... My best finds were in the Historical Documents collection - the American State Papers and the U.S. Serial Set. They yielded the most interesting and amazing information. I learned my 3rd great-grandfather, Solomon Dunagan was a constable, and testified at a voter fraud trial at Wayne County, Ky. Feb. 9, 1860. Solomon's son, Thomas J. Dunagan testified at the same trial as a witness for the prosecution.
I almost fell off my chair last week, and not because I'm naturally clumsy. I was trying out the new GenealogyBank database ... and saw a headline 'Boy From Holy Land Working Way Through University of Texas.' I clicked, and there was a picture of my grandfather. The slightly melodramatic 1924 Dallas Morning News article told how my Lebanese ancestor - who lived in an orphanage - respected his elders, studied into the wee hours and worked in a dairy all summer to earn money for college. Despite 'lacking in dash and brilliance' (in the reporter's opinion), he was in the band, played football and won a debate contest. I never met my grandfather, but he sounds a lot like my dad (except my dad is brilliant). It was a totally unexpected discovery, and just goes to show you can find information in surprising places.
Right off the bat, you'll notice the servers respond quickly to return hits. In my first two searches I found 2 relevant entries for my ancestors. I expect this new website will be on my 'must visit regularly' lists.
I'm going for a two-year subscription, for the price may never be this good again - and with all the new resources being added, who knows how much more genealogy I will be able to access 18 months from now. Look how much new content went up in just six weeks!