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GenealogyBank News (December 2011)

  • Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Adds 7 Million Records in December!

    We constantly add more newspapers and obituaries to our online archive. Currently, GenealogyBank features over 5,700 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 209 million obituaries and death records. Here are some details about our most recent additions (we actually added new content to thousands of titles, but the following is a representative sample): a total of 149 titles from 24 states. We've shown the date ranges so that you can determine if the new content is relevant to your personal research.

  • Feature Article: Newspapers Are the New Core Tool for Family History Research

    Genealogists once avoided newspapers because massive bound volumes and large microfilm collections with no indexes made newspapers too hard to use. However, today's online newspaper archives, with their huge amounts of data made instantly accessible thanks to powerful search engines, have opened up a whole new world for genealogists.

  • Search Tips: What Newspapers Are in GenealogyBank?

    What newspapers does GenealogyBank have? After all, it is a vast newspaper archive, with more than 5,700 titles from all 50 states. Does this collection contain a particular newspaper you are interested in? We have added new and improved title lists to make it a snap to find out exactly what newspapers are in GenealogyBank.

  • Discoveries: Seven Brothers Meet Together for the First Time

    Family reunions are special occasions, but the Jones family reunion in the fall of 1881 in Lewiston, Maine, was especially noteworthy: although they ranged in age from 47 to 72 years old, this reunion was the first time all seven Jones brothers were together in one place at the same time! The family had tried several times over 40 years to have a complete family reunion, but they led busy lives and always one brother or another missed each reunion. Finally, the stars must have fallen into proper alignment, everything clicked into place, and the joyous family occasion happened at last.