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November 2013 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 31 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 28 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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Massachusetts: the Cradle of the Nation

When the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower in 1620 to found Plymouth Colony on the Massachusetts coast, they formed one of the earliest and most important English colonies in North America. The Pilgrims' legacy includes celebration of the first Thanksgiving. GenealogyBank has 383 Massachusetts newspapers in its online archives to help you trace your family history from "The Bay State."

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Searching for Mayflower Passengers Named in Modern Obits

Have you ever noticed how common it is for modern obituaries to describe their ancestor who came over on the Mayflower or fought in the Revolutionary War? You can use this tendency to help with your own family history searches.

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Plymouth Rock Back Together Again

Plymouth Rock, the large boulder on the edge of Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts, that is traditionally identified as the place where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore from the Mayflower in 1620 to found Plymouth Colony, has had a long history of being broken, moved, and repaired.

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