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January 2016 Newsletter
Few genealogy stories are more encouraging than hearing of someone smashing through their brick wall, finally getting the answers they spent years searching for with equal measures of determination and frustration. It took genealogist Debby Abad 15 years, but she finally broke through her own brick wall.
Genealogists pay careful attention to names, searching diligently to find the complete names of every relative. But sometimes those names have been changed. It might be that one of your ancestors or cousins legally changed their name – and it is also likely that changing it took some effort on their part, a process often reported in the local newspaper.
As part of their family history research, some genealogists collect family recipes. In addition to the recipes you’ve found over the years, there just might be old family recipes in the collections of a library.
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 223 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 20 newspaper titles from 10 U.S. states. We’ve shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.