My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Did You Hear About the Great New Features From

Photo from pinterest.
This painting of A. Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott and has nothing to do with, other than I wanted to read his obituary and the best place to go for that is GenealogyBank. I was fortunate to be informed that some major changes were coming to this program, and when two recently appeared, I wanted to write about them. Bronson Alcott is my example, since I saved three obituaries about him in the My Folder box.

If you don't know about the new feature, My Folder, it's quite easy to understand, because it's simply a folder where you save your findings. The tab shows on your home page when you sign on to GenealogyBank, if you have already saved something. If you want to see what is in there, click on it. If nothing is displayed, that shows that you haven't saved anything. To begin with GenealogyBank (provided you are a subscriber),  go ahead and write in your Ancestor's Last name and First Name, find something to save (instructions below), and it will be saved in your My Folder.

When I clicked on My Folder, I see my three saved obituaries for A. Bronson Alcott.

To look at the last obituary, click on it then it opens to the screen below. My red arrows show a new option, Email, and the recently discussed option, Saved in My Folder.
If you want to Email this obituary to somebody, click on that option, shown above, and it opens to Share This Image. I love both new features, and look forward to the other new changes, especially one that I've complained about. Keep tuned.


Diane Gould Hall said...

Thanks for the great tip. I use GB all the time and wonder if I would have noticed it? I've wanted a feature like this forever.

Barbara Poole said...

Diane, you are more than welcome...I love sharing tips, and I like getting them as well. My next wish is that they enlarge the little square viewer buttons, I always need to see a larger size, and it's difficult to increase the size.

Peggy Lauritzen said...

This is great information, Barbara. Just like Diane said, I wonder when I would have seen it if you hadn't brought it to the forefront for us. Thank you!

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks, Peggy for writing. I've made suggestions to GB, and they listened....imagine that! When I see your photo, I always smile, thanks for that.

Jana Iverson Last said...


I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!

Barbara Poole said...

Jana, it's always a treat to be recognized by you. Thank you.

Miriam J. Robbins said...

So glad to read this! GB is one of my favorite subscription sites!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you, Miriam. I'm glad you and the other fb friends were able to understand what I was trying to day. Pictures do help, tho. Here's looking forward to more improvements.

Family Sleuther said...

I'm a longtime user of Genealogy Bank, and excited to learn about My Folder. I used the site yesterday and was oblivious to the feature. I wish this was around years ago. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Family Sleuther, I appreciate your message and am glad you saw my post. As you can see from the above comments, others feel the same way. Let's hope for more improvements!