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October 2016 Newsletter

18 Rules of Civility for Genealogists

In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak has some fun taking etiquette rules George Washington wrote down when he was a boy – and seeing how they apply to genealogy today.

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Newspapers Help Identify an Old Family Photo

I was searching in GenealogyBank and quickly found the announcement of my grandparents’ wedding in 1922, which said that after their honeymoon “they will make their home at 31 Edwards Street” in Laconia, New Hampshire. This was the clue I needed to finally identify an old family photo.

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Moral of the Story: Use the Right Tool

I used a scythe to clear hay fields as a kid. I was pretty good at it – with each swing I could cut the grass as close to the ground as I wanted. I know the sharpness and danger of a scythe, so it’s hard to imagine that what I read in this 1860 newspaper article could happen to anyone.

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GenealogyBank Just Added over 542,000 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 230 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 12 newspaper titles from 9 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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