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August 2013 Newsletter

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 27 newspaper titles from 16 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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Using the Best Sources to Document Your Family Tree

With all of the digitized records available these days, it's a great time to be a genealogist—the Internet has become a research library of books, documents and resources available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help with your family history research. But—the Internet can also be a great waste of your valuable time.

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FamilySearch Adds Important New 'Search & Attach Record' Feature has released a new "Search & Attach Record" feature this month that lets you easily search and attach genealogy records to each person on your family tree; this article shows you how this new feature works.

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Remembering 'Roots' Author Alex Haley

Alex Haley (1921-1992) was a famous African American author who had more impact on genealogy than any other person in the past 50 years. After his groundbreaking novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family was published on 17 August 1976, the genealogy world was forever changed.

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