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February 2013 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 21 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 62 newspaper titles from 21 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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A Cure for Genea-boredom—GenealogyBank!

In this guest newsletter article, genealogy blogger Randy Seaver tells about the day he was sitting around, stuck on a dull afternoon with no inspiration for his next blog article. Then he got an idea: he opened GenealogyBank's newspaper archives, started looking around—and found some interesting articles about his ancestor David Auble, a second great-grandfather who was a boot and shoe maker in New Jersey and Indiana.

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Using GenealogyBank's New Features

In another guest newsletter article, genealogy blogger Randy Seaver evaluates some of the changes we have made to GenealogyBank, including our new home page layout and search results pages.

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Quaker Marriage without Vows

This seems like a simple, straightforward marriage announcement from an 1877 Oregon newspaper—except for that line at the very end. What does it mean when it concludes: "Sware not at all"?

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