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November 2017 Newsletter
My great-uncle Albert Henry Sawyer was born on 16 September 1855 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. When I searched for him in old newspapers, I discovered he was an entrepreneur as well as a farmer, with a portable cider mill.
We all need help with our genealogy research for a variety of reasons, including researching a new-to-you location, finding a document, or maybe just trying to break down the old brick wall, so the question is: where can you find the help you need?
I found an old newspaper article about my ancestor Jedediah Hanson that said he “drowned while bathing.” At first, I assumed this meant Jedediah had been taking a bath in a tub when he drowned. This didn’t seem like a common cause of death, so I did more research.
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 17 newspaper titles from 13 states. We’ve shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.