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You Know When They Married – Newspapers Give the Details of What Happened

I wanted to know about the wedding of Bessie M. Bryant and Henry L. Fitch, on 23 November 1912, in St. Albans, Vermont. Searching old newspapers, I quickly found their wedding announcement – and it brought their special day to life. It was as if I were attending the wedding. Read more: http://bit.ly/2o1hYmB

Saint Albans Daily Messenger (Saint Albans, Vermont), 25 November 1912, page 7
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Hawaii Archives: 32 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Read the story (with a complete title list) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2fxs6kP

If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 32 titles to help you search your family history in the “Aloha State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Hawaii newspaper archives!
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Stories Told by California Gold Rush Obituaries

Obituaries, as sad as they are, provide important clues to a person’s life and are an important part of family history research. Beyond just names and dates, obituaries help us learn the stories of our ancestors’ lives. Sometimes, if you are lucky, an extraordinary event may have produced a series of detailed obituaries that are a real boost to genealogy research.

Take for instance, the California Gold Rush (1848-1855). It’s an enlightening and intriguing period to examine, and obituaries from this time period tell some interesting stories. Read more: http://bit.ly/2jCQkPc

Illustration: “How We Got Gold in California.” Credit: Harper’s Weekly; Wikimedia Commons.
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Kindness of Strangers in Returning Old Family Photo

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Out of the blue, I heard from “STORMDS2008,” a genealogist from across the country. She had found an old photo at a flea market, tracked down interested relatives – and contacted me to see if I would like to have it. Wow – yes, I would. What a kindness.
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Using Recent Obituaries & the Social Security Death Index to Find Missing Information

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Lawrence E. Lincoln’s life was filled with American history. He and his wife Shirley were both Mayflower descendants, he served in the U.S. Navy as a radar man on the USS Huntington during WWII, he attended Brown University, and he belonged to several Masonic chapters in New England.
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Family Heirlooms: Revolutionary War Artifacts

Do you have family heirlooms passed down from colonial times? The Roukema family of Richmond, Virginia, does. They have the actual wooden canteen that their ancestor Corp. Isaac Schubert carried at the Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775. Read more: http://bit.ly/2wc6fJY

Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), 6 March 1974, page 8
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Arizona Archives: 79 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

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

If you are researching your ancestry from Arizona, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online AZ newspaper archives: 79 titles to help you search your family history in the “Grand Canyon State,” providing coverage from 1859 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Arizona newspaper archives!
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On This Day: Margaret Smith Became First Woman Elected to Both the House and Senate

On 13 September 1948, Margaret Chase Smith – who compiled one of the more remarkable political careers in American history – earned one of her most notable achievements when the voters of Maine overwhelmingly elected their Republican congresswoman to the U.S. Senate.

Smith had won many admirers during her five terms in the House of Representatives, and the state’s voters – who for the past 14 years had elected Republicans to all major offices – welcomed her bid to become a United States senator. Her victory made her the first woman in the nation’s history to be elected to both the House of Representatives and the Senate, just one of many distinctions she achieved in her nearly 33-year political career. Read more: http://bit.ly/2wpTZRp

Photo: Senator Margaret Chase Smith. Credit: U.S. Senate Historical Office; Wikimedia Commons.
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But Wait, There’s More: Finding Details for My Family Tree

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I was looking in my family tree at my 4th Great-Grandfather’s line: Sylvanus Brundage and his wife Elizabeth. They lived in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York. Finding information about him and his descendants has been difficult.
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Court Records in Newspapers: A Gold Mine for Genealogy Research

Court records are a gold mine for genealogists. A court record can be anything from a probate record, divorce decree, or guardianship case, to a criminal trial or civil action. Most of our ancestors were involved in the court system in one way or another. But how do you know what court records include your ancestors? Read more: http://bit.ly/2w565nI

Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, Ohio), 7 June 1897, page 8
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