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December 2022 Newsletter

Winston Churchill’s American Revolution Bloodlines

Melissa Davenport Berry writes: Today I look at the lineage of British stateman, soldier, and author Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), born to English nobleman Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill and his American heiress wife Jennie Jerome – noted to be the first of the “Dollar Princesses” from America to marry into the British aristocracy.

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Genealogy Tip: Death Certificates

Katie Rebecca Garner writes: Death certificates hold a wealth of information for family historians, and should be one of the key documents in a genealogist’s search.

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An Illustrated Remembrance: WWII American Heroes

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: Some of my favorite finds are those that appear when I’m looking for something else in old newspapers. A recent find is a series of one-panel comic illustrations appearing in 1940s newspapers called “American Heroes” by Moe and Stan Leff.

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December Addition: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 114 Titles!

Currently, GenealogyBank features over 13,000 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 260 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent addition: a total of 110 titles from 27 states, plus 4 from the District of Columbia – 56 of the 114 titles added this month are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time!

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