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April 2013 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 19 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 219 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about some of our most recent additions: a total of 50 newspaper titles from 23 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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Stay Calm & Keep Searching

You found your relative's recent obituary in a newspaper archive—but can't find his death record in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). You're sure the SSDI record must be there, yet your searches come up empty. Why—what is going on? Here is some helpful advice.

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Add Midwest Genealogy Center to Your Bucket List

The Midwest Genealogy Center opened its new building in June 2008. With its incredible book and manuscript collections, plus hundreds of thousands of reels of microfilm and extensive online digital databases, the Center is one of the nation's important genealogical research libraries.

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A Concert Piano for a Tombstone!

You have got to see this. When classical pianist William Henry Thornton died in 1918, this magnificent marble sculpture was commissioned for his tombstone—a most fitting memorial.

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