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September 2014 Newsletter

Obituaries Are Key to Finding All Your Cousins

There is more than one way to find your relatives in GenealogyBank's massive archive of Obituaries. I've noticed that genealogists often go to the Obituaries collection when they are researching a specific relative that died in the past 40 years. They search, find them and go. But wait — there's more.

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Use a Location Search for Obituaries

Genealogists often search an obituary collection by looking for the name of a specific relative. However, another worthwhile approach is to just search on a location where your family has lived for generations, and not enter any individual's name.

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They Lived in a Log Cabin

We all know that many of our ancestors lived in log cabins, but think of that as a long-lost tradition. So it can come as a surprise to find a photo of your own family's log cabin published in an old newspaper.

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GenealogyBank Just Added 8 Million More Records!

We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archives. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 7,100 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 230 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 35 newspaper titles from 20 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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