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July 2015 Newsletter

Helpful Research Tools

Do you use timelines for your family history research? Genealogy timelines provide a visual representation of your research that makes it easier for you to examine information you have collected on where your ancestor was, and what they were doing, at various points in their life. Here is a free timeline template for you to download.

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Obituaries Name Your Ancestors' Ancestors

Obituaries tell us about the life of the deceased, plus who the surviving family members are and, often, where they were living at the time the obituary was written. Many obituaries provide another important genealogical clue: they often list some of the family's ancestors.

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Slave Born in 1686 Dies at Age 116 in 1802!

While doing genealogy research recently in GenealogyBank's Historical Newspaper Archives, I came upon the obituary of a woman identified only as "a female slave named Alice," who died at Bristol, Pennsylvania, in 1802 at the remarkable age of 116!

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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 7,000 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 21 newspaper titles from 13 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia. 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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