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Genealogy website housing over 2 billion genealogy records online to help you discover your family history.
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The Almost-Immortal 122-Year-Old Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment was born 21 February 1875 in Arles, France. She lived a remarkably full life and remained vibrant to the end, passing away on 4 August 1997 at the incredible age of 122 years, 164 days! Her entire lifespan is well documented with census and other records, and she is the only human in history verified to have lived 120 or more years. Read more: http://bit.ly/2w1MToM

Register Star (Rockford, Illinois), 5 August 1997, page 6
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Today Is National Bacon Lover’s Day

Read the story (with recipes) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2Mo7vSC

In this article – to celebrate today being National Bacon Lover’s Day – Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to find recipes and articles about bacon.
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Italian Last Names & Their Meanings

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More than 15.7 million people identify as Italian American, making them the fourth largest group in America of European descent. Learn more about where your Italian ancestors came from and your family history by tracing the meaning and origin of your Italian last name.
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Montana Archives: 97 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Read the story (with a complete title list) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2nHMP99

If you are researching your ancestry from Montana, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MT newspaper archives: 97 titles to help you search your family history in “Big Sky Country,” providing coverage from 1864 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Montana newspaper archives!
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Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 11

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An article about the stories of American Revolutionary War veterans that can be found in the pages of historical newspapers.
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August Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 68 Titles!

Read the story (with a complete title list) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2MLbdBV

Every day, GenealogyBank is working hard to digitize more newspapers and obituaries, expanding our collection to give you the largest newspaper archives for family history research available online. We just completed adding new content from 68 newspaper titles from 24 states (including 13 national titles), vastly increasing our content coverage from coast to coast!
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Preparing for FGS 2018: Researching at Allen County Public Library

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2MF08lH

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega introduces some of the remarkable genealogy resources available at The Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, host to this year’s FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) conference.
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Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 10

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2vWl1BL

An article about the stories of American Revolutionary War veterans that can be found in the pages of historical newspapers.
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On This Day: Atomic Bomb Devastates Nagasaki

Three days after the Japanese city of Hiroshima was destroyed by the first-ever use of an atomic bomb during warfare, a second Japanese city, Nagasaki, was similarly devastated when the U.S. B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped the atomic bomb “Fat Man” on 9 August 1945. An estimated 40,000 people were instantly killed from flash burns, while radiation sickness and other illness killed another 40,000 in the following months. Almost all the fatalities in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were civilians. Read more: http://bit.ly/2uyMM0y

Photo: the atomic bomb mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Japan, on 9 August 1945. Credit: Charles Levy, from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack; Wikimedia Commons.
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Spanish Last Names & Their Meanings

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2Om5Yc4

Spanish last names are common around the world and have a vibrant history. They can be traced back to the days of ancient Rome, Visigothic invasions, and the Spanish Inquisition. Here are some of the most popular Spanish and Mexican last names, their meanings, and an explanation of how they came to be and the stories behind the names.
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