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January 2013 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 22 Million More Records!

We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archives. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 6,500 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 218 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about some of our most recent additions: a total of 189 newspaper titles from 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. 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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Free GenealogyBank Webinar on Using Newspapers

Thomas Jay Kemp, NewsBank's Director of Genealogy Products, is presenting a free webinar entitled "Newspapers: Critical Resource to Complete Your Family Tree." Come join our webinar and learn how to document the daily life of your ancestors using over 300 years of online newspapers, books and documents. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

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Relax and Read Newspapers

As you dig through GenealogyBank and find the obituary or wedding announcement of a relative, take a moment and read through that day's newspaper. Visualize your ancestors' times through the lens of that day's paper. What were the news stories of the day?

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When Death Came Courting

Most marriage announcements in the newspaper are straightforward, informative notices. But when the editors at the Western Citizen newspaper announced this 1815 wedding, they couldn't help but have a little fun.

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