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September 2023 Newsletter

New England’s ‘Winthrop Fleet’: The Avery Family Line (part 2)

Melissa Davenport Berry writes: The “Norfolk Daughter” was Mrs. Frances Avery Haggard (1846-1907), a direct descendant of Christoher Avery. He arrived in Salem, Massachusetts, on 12 June 1630, on the flagship Arbella, part of the “Winthrop Fleet” that sailed from England to Massachusetts Bay under the leadership of John Winthrop.

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Genealogy Tips: Not Every Burial Can Be Found

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: One of the problems with researching an ancestor’s burial place is that sometimes it can seem impossible. Even in situations where you know the location of the cemetery they were buried in, you still can’t find your ancestor. Why?

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Discoveries: Researching Your Ancestor’s House History

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: Family historians research their ancestors’ lives – but there’s more to family history than names, dates, and places of birth or death. Consider researching other aspects of your ancestors’ life to truly understand who they were. Researching what an ancestor owned or where they lived helps to add context to their overall story.

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September Addition: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 238 Titles!

Currently, GenealogyBank features over 15,000 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 296 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent addition: a total of 224 titles from 30 states, plus 1 national title and 13 from the District of Columbia – 230 of the 238 titles added this month are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time!

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