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May 2014 Newsletter

GenealogyBank Just Added 12 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 73 newspaper titles from 24 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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Honoring Our Military Dead

The military service of our men and women who fought and died in the defense of the country is recorded on monuments that we see in every town in America. Did you realize that newspapers also remembered and named the thousands of soldiers and sailors that died?

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See Their Home on Google Street View

Once you find your ancestor's home address, an interesting way to learn a little more about their lives is to use Google Street View to see the home they once lived in, if it's still there.

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Weird Children's Game

Given that the seemingly innocent words and tune of the children's game of "Ring around the Rosie" (it's about the Black Death and the Great Plague) underscore a terrifying time in our shared history, you can't help wondering about a children's game described in an old newspaper article—just how did this game "Dead Child in the Woods" become popular?

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