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Family and Individual Biographical Database

Everyone has a story is so true about each person who ever lived.  You may only think the famous, honored, celebrated or notorious people have an interesting life story, but each non-famous, regular person does have an equally remarkable tale that should be remembered.

There is an online site titled ‘GeneaBios’ that is attempting to share with the world free genealogical biographies of individuals from all walks of life and all time periods. Using the search engine provided you can put in a surname, a keyword or even a location such a state name.  That way even if you don’t think to check for a certain family name, it might by part of a biography for another person from the same location.

Included is the category of State Biographies.  Here is each state with numerous biographies and links to larger collections relating to that state. A good example is Indiana.  There is a link to Indiana biographies, some 15,900 in number. Other biographies from states will cover students from certain universities or the residents in a specific county or soldiers in a state militia or a collection of the citizens in a state at a specific time period, such as 1918. The state collection is a major database to review.

Another section are the family or individual biographies, well over 100 names, submitted by family members. This segment also allows you to submit any ancestor’s biography to be placed on the site for others to read. The format is very simple to complete and submit a life story. This is something everyone should do.

Integrated into the vast collection of biographies is an interesting set of categories such as American Historical notables, pioneer journals, slave narratives, military, Native Indians, women and the Life Histories done from 1936 to 1940 during the Federal Writer’s Project with nearly 3,000 biographies based on interviews.

Overall, a fascinating site and one well worth reviewing.

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