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March 2014 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 10 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 48 newspaper titles from 19 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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Discovering New Genealogy Facts Every Day: Hey, I Didn't Know That!

No matter how extensive your family history research is, you never know when an unexpected find will set you in a new search direction. Here an 1868 newspaper ad mentions a new ancestor that shows up nowhere on the family tree.

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Back Up Your Data—Now!

You want to use a variety of backup tools and approaches to make sure that your genealogy data is preserved. Back up your digital data files electronically—in your home with an external hard drive, and in distant locations by backing up to multiple sites.

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Early Irish Vital Records Were Published in U.S. Newspapers

Here's a great tip for genealogists researching their Irish American family history: early Irish vital records were published in American newspapers many years before civil registration began in Ireland in 1864.

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