This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Special Offer from Genealogy Bank

Here's another resource you may wish to evaluate at a low cost.

It's GenealogyBank.com which was introduced last year by a premier information company, NewsBank inc. For over 60 years NewsBank's information products have been familiar to researchers in public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, and military and government libraries. Now, the company offers a collection of genealogical materials and makes them available to researchers at home through GenealogyBank.

Using GenealogyBank you can search for obituaries and more, such as ancestors' military records, newspaper mentions, and social security records. Over 214 million family history records in all 50 states are available for searching. The company claims to have added over 42 million family history records in 2007 and promises to bring millions of new records online in 2008.

You can enter ancestral names to check what might be available to you for free. Go to http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/keyword.html and check it out.

To gain access to all the records you might find, use the Genealogy Bank introductory offer to new subscribers of 30 days full access for only $9.95. If after 30 days you wish to continue your membership, do nothing and your credit card will be billed for the membership package that you choose: $19.95 per month or $69.95 for an annual membership. If you wish to end your membership, simply cancel online or call 800-243-7694 before your trial ends and you still only pay $9.95.