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December 2017 Newsletter

Genealogy Education Opportunities

Do you have a personal genealogy education plan? Ongoing education is a must in the rapidly growing family history field. Lucky for us, genealogy education has expanded in the last decade to include in-person, online, and traditional learning options.

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Deciphering Old Handwriting

Genealogists know only too well the difficulty of reading handwriting from past generations. Anyone whose research takes them into the 19th century or earlier may experience trouble reading letters that are formed differently or are non-existent in today’s writing.

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My 90-Year-Old Uncle Survived the ‘Great Catastrophe’ of Meredith, New Hampshire

My 4th Great-Uncle Moses Plummer (1765-1859) lived his entire life in Meredith, New Hampshire – and, as it turns out, had a part in one of the most notable and tragic events in Meredith’s history: “The Great Catastrophe of 1855.”

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GenealogyBank Just Added New Content for 27 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 27 newspaper titles from 14 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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