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Genealogy Bank Website
« on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:24 BST (UK) »
Hi, does anyone have any views on the Genealogy Bank Website as a family history research tool?

I currently subscribe to Ancestry and Find My Past, which are pretty tried and tested, but wondered about signing up to the Genealogy Bank Website as an additional resources and the pros and cons of doing so.

There are so many family research sites out there, but always interested to hear about other people's experiences before committing to something new.

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:39 BST (UK) »
I used to be a subscriber some years ago. Isn't it just a US newspaper archive ?
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:41 BST (UK) »
Or do you mean The Genealogist?
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:42 BST (UK) »
had not heard about it so did some searching.

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Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of complaints filed about GenealogyBank.com regarding a few issues. First, many people do not realize that the 30 day trial period is not free - you will be charged but you are eligible for a refund if you cancel during that period.

Customers are also unhappy that the resources of the website seem to be a lot more limited in scope and quality than the website leads their customers to believe.


Think i would give it a miss
James Stott c1775-1850. James was born in Yorkshire but where? He was a stonemason and married Elizabeth Archer (nee Nicholson) in 1794 at Ripon. They lived thereafter in Masham. If anyone has any suggestions or leads as to his birthplace I would be interested to know. I have searched for it for years without success. Thank you.

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Re: Genealogy Bank Website
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:48 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for all replies. 

It's definitely called Genealogy Bank, apparently covering a lot of newspapers, obituaries etc.

Does anyone know of the best way to specifically access old New Jersey newspapers?

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 July 20 14:58 BST (UK) »
Perhaps take a look at Newspapers.com instead https://www.newspapers.com/papers/#p_place=NJ
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 July 20 15:01 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, I'll check that out.


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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 July 20 16:04 BST (UK) »
I think pretty much every subscription site has some complaints related to free trials, not stopping the subscriptions soon enough, etc.  I haven't heard that Genealogy Bank is particularly bad.

I think the best site for you may depend on the area of New Jersey you're researching.  This site gives a long list of what newspapers are available and where - https://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/new-jersey-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.XxmmAxJ7mUk  Some of them will provide some limited results on free searches, so you can see if your people are likely in those papers or not.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 July 20 16:09 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Shellyesq.  I shall have a look at that.  Very interesting.