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February 2011 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Adds 19 Million Records in February!

We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archive. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 4,500 newspapers from all 50 states, with over 160 million obituaries and death records! Here are the details of GenealogyBank's most recent additions, a total of 67 titles from 24 states. We've shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.

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GenealogyBank Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Kansas Statehood

After being a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces for seven deadly years, abolitionists won the fierce struggle and Kansas was admitted into the Union as the 34th state on Jan. 29, 1861, as a free state. To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood, we have pulled together the Kansas resources in GenealogyBank's collections, to help you with your family history.

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There Are Several Ways to Find Your Ancestors

GenealogyBank offers a huge archive of newspapers, historical books and documents, and government records—793 million articles and records to help with your family research! With this much material, it can be a little overwhelming figuring out how to get started. This article explains some effective search tips to make your family history research faster and more enjoyable.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank's parent company, NewsBank inc., has an operational center in the small Vermont town of Chester that houses a huge collection of archived data—over 350 terabytes of information, more than double the information contained in the Library of Congress! Ken Picard, from the online publication Seven Days, recently wrote a fascinating article called "Information, Please" giving a behind-the-scenes look at what NewsBank does.

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Internet Genealogy

Internet Genealogy is your guide to successful genealogical research using the ever-increasing power of the World Wide Web. The magazine covers software and technology reviews, case studies, databases and other Internet-related family history topics and advanced genealogical methods such as DNA analysis. Visit and check out what's in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue! And while you're there, check out our online bookstore!

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