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October 2013 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 15 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 33 newspaper titles from 18 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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Building Your Family Tree Using All of the Sources

The census, and birth, marriage & death records, are terrific tools—basic for building an American family tree. They give us a snapshot of our family. Couple this information with old family letters, perhaps a journal and other records, and we begin to discover the basic facts about each person. Add newspapers and we go beyond the basic facts: we learn the stories of their lives.

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Searching by Date

When looking for online information about your ancestors, it is helpful to search by date—either an exact date for a narrow search, or a date range for a broader search. GenealogyBank's search page makes it easy to search either way.

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This Man's Good Humor Shines in His Obituary

William Freddie McCullough obviously had a great sense of humor, and this shines through in his obituary.

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