GenealogyBank, a subsiduary of the award winning News Bank, provides online access to an extensive collection of United States’ key genealogy records from the mid 1600s to the present day. Using surname search techniques, and advanced searching methods, those interested in family history, can easily discover and view images of historic genealogies, obituary records, notices of marriages, births, military casualty lists, government and military documents and other important sources of genealogical information. This service also provides Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records and current U.S. newspaper obituaries. (1977 to present day). Each of GenealogyBank’s five modern and historical collections are updated with new content on a regular basis, including daily, weekly and monthly updates.
Historical Newspaper Articles and obituaries
By searching more than a half million complete issues of over 1,300 historic U.S. newspapers, genealogists and historians can quickly find the information they are seeking in millions of articles, obituary notices, marriage and birth announcements, anniversary notices among other items available in GenealogyBank. This collection includes titles published between 1690 and 1977.
The Social Security Death Index and Obituaries
GenealogyBank archives include over twenty two million death notices and obituaries published between 1977 and the present day in over eight hundred newspapers from all 50 states. Researchers can cross-reference these obituaries with almost 80 million Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records, which have been enhanced with exact city and age, state and county information that family historians can easily download and save to their computers.
Digital images of Historical Books
The Historical Books section of GenealogyBank includes digital versions of pamphlets, books and other publications printed in the USA before 1819, with coverage to 1900. This makes it easier to find fragile and are genealogy publications, local history records, cards, charts and other items online.
Historical Documents provides rare and valuble papers
The Historical Documents collection offers the entire American State Papers (1789-1838) and all items of historical and genealogical value from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980). Genealogists and family historians can research military and government records, casualty lists, military pension requests and miltiary claims, bounty land warrant actions, land grant applications, dispute resolutions, orphans’ petitions and much more.