Thursday, September 28, 2006

Newsbank's GenealogyBank database

Kelley Weber on the APG mailing list posted about the Newsbank announcement concerning America's Genealogy Bank here. The first paragraph says:

In an effort to set new standards for U.S. genealogy research, NewsBank has digitized tens of millions of obituaries, death notices, family histories, birth and marriage announcements and a wide variety of other primary and secondary sources from the 1600s through the 21st century. NewsBank has consolidated these important records in comprehensive, one-stop genealogy resources that are now available online and through public libraries. For the first time, genealogists, family historians and others can quickly search these vast, largely untapped archives and easily use recent and historical information in a digital format. Casual and serious researchers will come to rely on the excellent results provided only by NewsBank's exclusive content, resources and services.

I encourage you to read the whole thing and click the link to the Genealogy Bank for more detail.

This offering sounds promising - especially if enough libraries subscribe to it. There is no indication yet what the at-home personal subscription rate will be.

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