Saturday, February 10, 2007

Try GenealogyBank FREE until 13 February

A FREE trial of GenealogyBank until February 13th was announced at the St. George, Utah Genealogy Jamboree yesterday. Here are the directions (thanks to Dick Hillenbrand's post on a mailing list):

Go to

Click on the "login " button
Password: GenBank4U

For those who are not familiar with the resources,there are several usage and case study downloads from our Januarytelconference series at

GenealogyBank has a ton of resources:

* More than 1,300 newspapers 1690 to 1977 ... digital copies of every issue,all 50 states,
* Obits 1977-present ... more than 23 milllion obits
* Books - 1801-1900 ... search these digital books
* American State Papers (earliest government reports) & the Serial Set(1789-1980) packed with pension requests; personal bills; military lists; casualty lists etc.

Go give it a try. I will, and report back on it.


Steve Danko said...

Hi Randy,
I've been a subscriber to GenealogyBank for a few months now and have used the site with great success. The only thing that disappoints me is that GenealogyBank does not provide a complete source citation for America's Obituaries. When I record newspaper sources, I include the volume, number, edition, and page number, none of which are included in the source information for America's Obituaries. But, at least I have the obituary, even if I don't have a complete source citation from the site.

Becky Wiseman said...

I tried signing in to GenealogyBank last night about 11 p.m. and it was so slow that I finally gave up. Just tried again a few minutes ago and now get a message that the login and password are inactive. If I were to hazard a guess it would be that their server got swamped and couldn't handle the traffic. Too bad, I'd really like to try before I buy!