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March 2016 Newsletter

Finding Your Ancestors’ Stories

In addition to names and dates, genealogists focus on researching and telling the stories of our ancestors’ lives – but the government records and official documents we rely on often provide cold, dry facts and not a lot of information to fill in our ancestors’ stories. Those stories require context and detail.

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Finding Irish Marriage Records

I have been researching my Irish roots for over 50 years. When I want to search for an Irish marriage record, I go to FamilySearch and to GenealogyBank to get the details.

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Her Father Was the ‘Rustic Bard’?

I was looking at the marriage announcement for my cousins Isaac and Annis (Dinsmoor) Cochran, and was surprised to see the name of her father given as the “Rustic Bard.” The “Rustic Bard” – I wonder who that was?

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GenealogyBank Just Added 34 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 223 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 24 newspaper titles from 14 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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