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August 2020 Newsletter

Ancestor’s Outrageous Bar Bill Shows Extent of Stamp Act Protests & Drinking

In this article, Melissa Davenport Berry writes about a riotous night of drinking in September 1765 while protesting the Stamp Act. The “meeting” was held in the Wolfe Tavern in Newburyport, Massachusetts – owned by the author’s 6th great grandfather.

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Genealogy during Quarantine: Preparing for Archival Research at Home

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega gives tips, while you’re home during quarantine, for planning your next research trip to an archive once the pandemic lessens.

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Regional Food: The Mysterious Case of Soupy Macaroni

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers for American Chop Suey recipes – and to find the various names Americans call this dish (American Goulash, Johnny Martzetti, etc.). What does your family call it?

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August Addition: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 58 Titles!

Currently, GenealogyBank features over 13,000 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 255 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent addition: a total of 57 titles from 24 states, plus 1 national title – 41 of the 58 titles added this month are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time!

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