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August 2016 Newsletter
Newspapers contain hundreds of thousands of obituaries and articles about the troops that served in the Revolutionary War, such as this obituary for Col. Thomas Blackburn.
Genealogists sometimes look in newspapers for the legal notices of the probate of an estate within months of a person’s death. While that can be the case, it is best to do a wider search – perhaps 2-3 years and even longer – to make sure that you do not miss the legal filings required by law to be published in the local newspapers.
GenealogyBank just made a huge addition of historical newspapers to help you make more discoveries about your ancestors. We just added 103 historical newspapers, all entirely new to our collection – adding over 13 million family records from 1803-1901.
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 30 newspaper titles from 14 U.S. states and 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.