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The following is a Press Release from TheGenealogist at the end of which you will find a link to an article that I wrote for them on the 1890s decade of newspapers.
TheGenealogist has added over 5 Million passenger records to their US records, featuring people that migrated to the USA between 1834 to 1900. The mass movement of people from one country to another isn’t a new thing. The motivation can be economic, political upheaval or religious persecution.
The data covers:
- 3,956,780 Germans emigrating to the United States between 1850 and 1897
- 836,122 Italians emigrating to the United States between 1855 and 1900
- 522,638 Russians emigrating to the United States between 1834 and 1897
Most were drawn to the U.S.A by the attractions of land and religious freedom, after being forced to leave Europe by shortages of land and religious or political oppression.
This release joins the millions of US census, death records, trade directories, wills and poll books already available on TheGenealogist.
TheGenealogist has also added over 500 further editions of the weekly publication The Illustrated London News to their Newspaper and Magazine collection. The latest collection is of newspapers that were published in the 1890s and offer a fascinating insight into your ancestors lives.
The Illustrated London News is one of a number of newspapers and magazines that are fully searchable by name or keywords by Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist. Not only can this extensive resource add context to your ancestors’ lives and times, these newspapers can be used to find out more about people who were mentioned in reports from the time. As well as notices for baptisms, marriages and deaths, there are also wills, crimes and court cases, plus the political stories of the time.
Read the article that I put together for TheGenealogist which looks at the news of 1890s and the world in which your ancestors lived: