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March 2017 Newsletter

Research Your Irish Family History in GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank is a great source for tracing your Irish heritage. For example, if you were searching for the Brady family, within minutes you would find this obituary for Nicholas Brady (1912-2006) which says he was born in Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland.

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Genealogy Tips: Irish Deaths Recorded in American Newspapers

You don’t expect to look in a U.S. source for deaths in another country. One of the great features of the Irish American Weekly, a newspaper published in New York City, is that it routinely published obituaries of Irish men and women that died in Ireland.

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Leave No Child Behind

One of the key benefits of old newspapers is that local newspapers reported on everything that happened in their area. For example, Spooner’s Vermont Journal, a newspaper published in Windsor, Vermont – 68 miles away from Northfield, New Hampshire – reported on the tragic death of two young brothers in Northfield who “died within one hour of each other” in 1826.

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GenealogyBank Just Added New Content for 54 Titles from 18 States!

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 248 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 54 newspaper titles from 18 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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