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January 2017 Newsletter
When we begin our genealogy research journey we are instructed to start with information about ourselves and work backward. Starting with yourself is easy considering you are the expert of your life. Tracing the next generation or two may also be easier with the use of documents and photos found in your home.
Having been through several hurricanes in recent years, I wondered about my ancestors – chances are many of them were affected by similar storms. To satisfy my curiosity, I searched through old newspapers to see if any of my ancestors weathered such great storms as we had.
Inquiring minds want to know the proper etiquette for double weddings. Not just any double wedding – but a double wedding involving both the mother and the daughter, like this one in 1959. Whom to ask? Why, Emily Post of course.
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 240 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 134 newspaper titles from 30 U.S. states. We’ve shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.