September 13, 2011 (NAPLES, FL) GenealogyBank.com, the largest and fastest-growing provider of newspapers for family history research, announced today a massive expansion of the nation's most extensive searchable collection of U.S. newspapers online. The company has added over 134 million newspaper articles this month; its newspaper collection now contains over 1 billion genealogy records encompassing the years 1690 to the present day, more than any other genealogy website online. The U.S. newspaper archives collection now offers over 5,800 newspapers from small towns and big cities in all 50 states to search for family history.
The U.S. newspaper archives collection provides fascinating insights into your ancestor's daily life. The information and images contained in the newspaper archives also reveal insightful historical and cultural trends about fashion, politics, sports, and social issues over the past 320 years of U.S. history. With the addition of the new genealogy records, family historians can more easily discover rich details that provide context for their ancestors' lives.
"For decades, family historians had to travel across the country to hundreds of libraries to access these newspapers - now with GenealogyBank.com they are instantly available 24/7 at the click of a mouse," says Director of Genealogy Products for NewsBank, inc., Tom Kemp. "GenealogyBank provides exclusive access to more than three centuries of important genealogical information such as obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, as well as interesting and often surprising stories about our ancestors."
The vast online newspaper archives collection also includes African American and Hispanic American newspapers from 1827-1999. This robust and rare content helps many more Americans discover the inspiring stories of their ancestors who paved the way for a better, more diverse America.
Kemp adds, "Toward our stated goal of creating the single most comprehensive resource of newspapers for family history research, GenealogyBank will continue to digitize millions of articles each month from newspapers across the U.S. that will greatly expand and increase the depth of our collections."
GenealogyBank.com, a division of NewsBank, is one of the largest and fastest growing searchable newspaper archives online for family history research. More than 1 billion genealogy records have been added to the site since it launched five years ago, to help people discover, preserve and share their family history. The website also provides instant access to hard-to-find pension lists, military records, land claims and other helpful records including free access to the Social Security Death Index.
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