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January 2014 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 13 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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3 Steps to Using Pinterest for Your Genealogy Interests

Pinterest is a social media website that allows you to gather images from your computer and the Internet to create virtual bulletin boards on subjects that interest you. Pinterest is also a place where you can organize, learn, and share your family history.

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Using Middle Names in Your Family History Searches

Should you enter your ancestor's middle name in the search box when doing family history research online? What is the significance of a middle name, if any? This article explains many of the common reasons behind middle names, and discusses their usefulness when doing genealogy research.

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Civil War's Last Rebel Town Finally Rejoined the U.S.—in 1946!

Part of the fun of doing family history research in old newspapers is the occasional strange, unusual—and even startling—story you run across. Such certainly is the case with the tiny New York town called Town Line, which joined the Rebel Cause and seceded from the Union in 1861—and did not come back to the U.S. until 1946, 81 years after the American Civil War ended!

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