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July 2013 Newsletter

Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 2 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 220 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about some of our most recent additions: a total of 29 newspaper titles from 17 U.S. 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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Help Needed in Cracking a Genealogy Brick Wall

Tom Kemp has been researching his family history for nearly 50 years—but there's one genealogy brick wall he hasn't been able to break through: a cousin in the family, C. Joseph Kent, who was adopted. In this article he describes what he does know about this mysterious cousin, and asks our readers for help.

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Look at Every Article

After you run a search, take the time to open and read every article that appears on the search results page. Sometimes at first glance an article might not appear to be important to your research, like this example—but Tom Kemp is sure glad he took the time to examine it closely.

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'Silent Soldier' Recognized

Leodegar Schnyder served in the U.S. Army in the 19th century for an incredible 53 years! After retirement he slipped into obscurity—until his life and career were "rediscovered" by Mrs. W.J. Kottas, then the president of the Tobias County Historical Society in Nebraska.

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