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September 2016 Newsletter
In four years we will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in the New World in 1620. To honor that special anniversary, I’m working hard to document all the Mayflower descendants I can find.
I was very surprised and pleased to see that some of the old newspapers in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives routinely published the necrology reports of Harvard alumni. These detailed necrology obituary reports are usually much longer than a death notice or obituary.
Interesting that 40 years after the Revolutionary War, the two grooms in this 1823 newspaper article are identified as “a revolutionary hero” and “a revolutionary Patriot.” Remembering those that served held a powerful impact on the public long after the war ended – and it has that same impact on us now.
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 33 newspaper titles from 18 U.S. states. We’ve shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.