Monthly Archives: June 2016

FamilySearch Update: WV & UT Materials and GenealogyBank Obituaries

FamilySearch has announced the following new/updated databases since our last posting:

West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971

Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014


I’m very grateful to our sponsor GenealogyBank for their continued support of Genealogy Search Tip of the Day. Their latest offer for readers, fans, and followers is running through the end of the month. Updates 1880-2012 High School Yearbook Collection announced an update of their yearbook collection (1880-2012) sometime over the last few days.

Please be advised that the collection is incomplete and some high schools are not cataloged correctly. Bowen High School (in Chicago) is still cataloged as being in Bowen, Illinois, and a quick check indicated at least one Rock Island, Illinois, high school being classified as a junior high. After that I simply gave up.

It’s a great database, just be aware of the limitations. grace-mortier-1932