To access GenealogyBank:
- From the Glenview Public Libray homepage, click on Databases & eResearch.
- Click on Genealogy.
- Select Newsbank: America's Newspapers
- Click on America's GenealogyBank.
GenealogyBank has digitized and searchable historical newspapers going back to 1690. Newspapers are great source for the obvious: obituaries, marriage and birth announcements. You can also find real estate transactions, family reunions, military personnel and casuality lists, ship arrivals and passenger lists, photographs, and more.
GenealogyBank also has a collection of searchable books and historic documents including: family histories, military records, pension requests, land documents, and orphan petitions.