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  • Newspapers are a cornerstone of family history research, holding articles rich with details about your ancestors' lives, as well as birth records, marriage records, historical obituaries, immigration records and more.

  • Newspaper obituaries are a great place to start your genealogy search with ancestor names, dates, birthplaces, marriage info, death records and other relevant family history. Find historical obituaries dating back to 1690 and recent obituaries starting in 1977 to uncover your ancestry.

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