Introducing America’s GenealogyBank

We are pleased to announce that we’ve subscribed to another terrific online genealogy resource: America’s GenealogyBank.

This resource is user friendly—our staff enjoying experimenting with it!—and offers some keyword searching. Its five databases can help researchers find family members, verify deaths and provide personal information about the deceased, confirm genealogy information, and find close, living relatives.

GenealogyBank is divided into two sections. 

The Historical section includes Historical Newspapers (1690 – 1977), which encompassesfully searchable newspapers for small towns and big cities alike; Historical Books (1801-1900), which is a collection of over  eleven thousand printed items, including genealogies, biographies, funeral sermons, local histories, pamphlets, cards, and charts; and Historical Documents (1789-1980), which features casualty lists, Revolutionary and Civil War pension requests, widow’s claims, orphan petitions, land grants, American State Papers, genealogical information from the U.S. Serial Set, and other records..

The Modern section includes America’s Obituaries (1977-Current), which lists over 37 million obituaries from over two thousand newspapers; and the Social Security Death Index (1937-Current).

America’s GenealogyBank is now available on every public workstation at all three Davenport library locations.  http://www.davenportlibrary.com/Page/Hours_Locations.aspx?nt=111

Why not come in for a test drive?

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