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June 2016 Newsletter
When avid genealogist Merma Grant Carlisle died, her family wasn’t interested in her very large collection of family history, charts and research files – so they boxed it all up and put it out “on the curb for the trash collectors.”
You’ve invested time in searching for your ancestor’s obituary, only to come up short. Maybe you are at the point of giving up, admitting defeat over that particular brick wall. It’s true that not every death was documented with an obituary – but before you give up, ask yourself: have you really looked “everywhere”?
After President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 volunteers to serve for 90 days in the Union Army, regiment after regiment was divided into camps and the men drilled incessantly to prepare for the ordeal of battle. The daily camp routine was described in the following letter a Connecticut soldier, Philip W. Hudson, wrote to his father on 17 May 1861.
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 34 newspaper titles from 19 U.S. states. We’ve shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.