We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archive. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 5,000 newspapers from all 50 states, with over 160 million obituaries and death records! Here are the details of GenealogyBank's most recent additions, a total of 308 titles from 37 states and Washington, D.C. We've shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.
In addition to obituaries, birth announcements and marriage notices, many people don't realize that newspapers provide another valuable resource for family history research, one that is often overlooked: the humble "local brief." These aren't always about the next bake sale the local church is having—these short notices can turn up family details that appeared nowhere else in print.
What if the article you want to read shows up in the Image Viewer with blank or missing blocks of text and appears incomplete? Rest assured—the entire newspaper article is there, and this "Search Tips" article will explain what is going on and how you can see the entire article, every time.
Imagine if you were a descendent of Abram Decker, had never heard this story before, and stumbled upon it while researching your family history using historical newspapers? You might shudder with horror realizing how close fate came to ending your ancestor's life—which means you would never have come into existence.
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