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November 2015 Newsletter

Mayflower Genealogy: Finding Your Cousins Using Newspapers

Researching your Mayflower family lines? Use old newspaper obituaries to find those who are self-identified as descendants of the same Pilgrim ancestors you are. Then link them back, generation by generation, to attach them to your extended Mayflower family tree.

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Obituaries – Don’t Make This Genealogy Mistake

Historical newspapers often published two items about the deceased: the obituary and the more compact "death notice." Death notices come in all shapes and sizes, and vary from newspaper to newspaper – but, you must look for them while doing your genealogy research or you will miss important clues.

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What’s Your Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe?

Why not try a new pumpkin pie recipe this season? Search through GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives and find an old pumpkin pie recipe to try – or use Emile Bailly’s recipe shown in this article.

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GenealogyBank Just Added 5 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 27 newspaper titles from 16 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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