The announcement below references Ancestry.com
Rembmeber there is free access to Ancestry.com
local LDS FHCs as well at at many public libraries in the US.
Ancestry on line is available through subscription. Some of their databases
are on CDs.
Adds Major U.S. Newspaper Birth, Marriage and Death
The following is an announcement written by Ancestry.com
PROVO, Utah, Sept. 25 -- Ancestry.com
, the world's largest online family
history source, today announced the addition of an extensive new collection of
birth, marriage and death notices and announcements to its database.
Spanning from 1851 to 2003, these vital record announcements feature more than 30
million names obtained from eight major U.S. newspapers in ProQuestÂ®
Information and Learning's digital newspaper collection --ProQuest Historical
Newspapers. This collection leverages the long-standing partnership between
, the parent company for Ancestry.com
, and ProQuest, a world leader in
the collection and distribution of information to researchers, faculty and
students in libraries and schools.
The new collection of birth, marriage and death notices, which also includes
digitized images, is a key resource for individuals seeking information
about ancestors who lived in major metropolitan areas. The announcements were
culled from the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago
Defender (Big Weekend and National Editions), Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant,
the Washington Post and Atlanta Constitution.
"These birth, marriage and death notices reveal more than just names and
dates, they offer intricate details to help tell the stories of our nation's
celebrities, politicians and everyday people," said Tim Sullivan, CEO,
, Inc, parent company Ancestry.com
. "Users can leverage this newly
content to gain more insight into the lives of their ancestors, making their
family history research experience more personal and meaningful."
In addition to enhancing family history research, this collection offers a
glimpse of American history over the last 150 years with such entries as the
1958 marriage announcement for Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, the 1978
obituary of painter Norman Rockwell, and the 1943 marriage announcement for
George H.W. Bush and Miss Barbara Pierce.
The newly added collection is available on Ancestry.com