GenealogyBank News (March 2015)

  • Feature Article: His Life for His Son's: The Story of My Cousin Isaac Smith

    A distant cousin wrote me recently and mentioned that a mutual cousin of ours, Isaac Smith, had died while trying to rescue his drowning son back in the 1800s. I thought, that sounds like a story that a newspaper would pick up – so I headed to GenealogyBank's Historical Newspaper Archives to find the rest of that story.
  • Genealogy Tips: Valuable Irish Passenger List Information

    I am just amazed every time I examine these Irish American passenger lists in GenealogyBank's online newspapers and see that they tell me where these new arrivals had lived in Ireland, and where they were going to live in America. That information is NOT in any other passenger list source.
  • Discoveries: There Was His Face Looking Back at Me

    Obituaries can include dates of birth, marriage information, and even where a missing relative might be buried – but it's a real bonus when they contain a picture of them, like this etching of Joseph Merrick from 1898.
  • Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 15 Million More Records!

    We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archives. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 6,700 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 230 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 42 newspaper titles from 20 U.S. states. We've shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.

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