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December 2015 Newsletter
I have five multi-drawer file cabinets packed with correspondence and genealogical notes gathered over the past 50 years. Keeping this old genealogical correspondence in just one spot means that I am the only one with access to it. I decided that it's time to get it online and, where appropriate, available to everyone.
When family historians research their military ancestors, they often turn to government records. However, another great resource for family history research is military records in old newspapers.
This has to be a record. It's not uncommon for a young man to marry the girl next door – but in William Mercer's case he married five of them, all sisters, one right after the other!
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 32 newspaper titles from 12 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.