Celebrates Second Anniversary Online

GenealogyBank, a leading provider of historical and recent newspapers for family history research, is celebrating its second anniversary online.

With over 70 million historical newspaper articles, recent obituaries and other vital records added in the past two years, GenealogyBank is the fastest growing newspaper site for family history research and an ideal resource for exploring the real stories behind the lives of past generations.

"We've more than doubled the number of historical newspaper titles in our collection," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy Director for NewsBank, inc. "We now have 67% more family history information online today than when we launched and we only plan to continue growing, with new documents digitized regularly."

GenealogyBank's 3,600+ newspapers provide a firsthand glimpse into the everyday lives of millions of Americans who lived from 1690 to the present day. In addition to names, dates, places and events, newspapers offer real-life stories of the triumphs, challenges and turning points that formed communities and shaped lives. GenealogyBank's exclusive newspaper content -- from all 50 states -- can help family history researchers dig deeper into their family's past.

"Most importantly," adds Kemp, "GenealogyBank provides substantial runs from big-city dailies, regional weeklies and small-town papers from across America. There is literally coverage from every day of the week across a 300-year span."

"And with the most complete Social Security Death Index available--as well as government documents, rare books, military records and more -- GenealogyBank has truly become the 'go-to' source for family history information."

Subscriptions to GenealogyBank include access to more than 240 million records including an estimated one billion names from all 50 states, each of which can be viewed as a single document and printed. Millions of additional records are added regularly. This month's release includes new information from 29 states and 115 newspapers, including the National Gazette (PA), Winchester Gazette (VA), Lebanon Daily Record (MO), Cortez Journal (CO), Richmond Register (KY), Hispanic-American titles and much more.

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