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August 2017 Newsletter

Family History Primer: Questions to Ask Your Family

Gena Philibert-Ortega provides a list of questions to ask individuals at your next family gathering – these interviews, especially with the oldest members of your group, are an important part of family history research.

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New, Improved GenealogyBank Coming Soon!

Many members have contacted us to share their success stories using GenealogyBank, and some have offered suggestions on ways to improve our site. We have listened carefully to your feedback, and our team has been hard at work redesigning GenealogyBank to make it easier than ever to search, discover and save your family stories.

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She Was 78 when She Died, and Left a Lasting Keepsake

Thomas Jay Kemp’s 2nd cousin might easily have been forgotten – but she left a lasting keepsake that she made around 1750. When she was about age 12, she embroidered this scene that has been passed down and preserved at the Historic Northampton Museum & Education Center, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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GenealogyBank Just Added New Content for 88 Titles!

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 250 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent additions: a total of 88 newspaper titles from 19 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.

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