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.
GenealogyBank is the fastest growing website for family history research. 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) 1836-1873, 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.
"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."