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April 2016 Newsletter

Find Clues to Women’s Lives in Obituaries

Researching female ancestors is hard – no doubt about it. Roadblocks like changing surnames due to marriage, and a lack of records about women in general, makes filling in that part of your family tree even more difficult. So what can you do to overcome those barriers?

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Are You Recording Your Family’s Stories?

Genealogists have been telling their families’ stories and passing them down to the rising generation for centuries. We routinely add illustrations along with the core facts to complete our family history package. Are you taking it to the next step and adding audio or video recordings to your family history?

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Revolutionary War Artifacts

Do you have family heirlooms passed down from colonial times? The Roukema family of Richmond, Virginia, does. They have the actual wooden canteen that their ancestor Corp. Isaac Schubert carried at the Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775.

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GenealogyBank Just Added 37 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 19 newspaper titles from 13 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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