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August 2014 Newsletter

Obituaries or Death Notices?

Inside the newspaper industry, user-supplied obituaries became known as "Death Notices"—articles written by the family or friends of the deceased and supplied to newspapers. The articles written by the newspaper staff continued to be called "Obituaries."

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Keep Digging—That Obituary Might Have Been Published Out-of-State

If you are looking for an obituary in a collection of online newspapers, don't limit your search to just the hometown area of the deceased. Obituaries can be published in newspapers you would never expect, far from where your ancestor lived or died.

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Are You Living Next to a King?

Sometimes, you don't really know who is living next door to you. His neighbors didn't know it, but in 1904 John Boyne, a farmer in Minnesota, had the potential of becoming the next King of Serbia!

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GenealogyBank Just Added 6 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 our most recent additions: a total of 42 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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