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March 2023 Newsletter

How Accurate Are Ancestry DNA Matches?

Today, finding long-lost relatives and revealing valuable genetic information that could potentially extend your life is as easy as spitting in a cup. So now that genetic testing has gone mainstream, consumers are wondering: how accurate are ancestry DNA matches?

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Was Your Ancestor Buried? A Short History of Cremation

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: Have you become frustrated trying to find your ancestor’s burial place? Have you considered that your ancestor may not have been buried at all? Cremation has been an option in the United States since the late 19th century.

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Our Ancestors and the ‘Common Cup’

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: Before the use of public drinking fountains, how did your ancestor get a drink of water when conducting business in a city, attending school, or riding the train? What did our ancestors do? In public they drank water from the “common cup.”

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March Addition: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 46 Titles!

Currently, GenealogyBank features over 15,000 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 44 titles from 18 states, plus 2 national titles – 30 of the 46 titles added this month are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time!

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