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November 2023 Newsletter

Relics of the Salem Witch Trials Era (part 1)

Melissa Davenport Berry writes: Here’s an article about the Salem witch trials of 1692, focusing on objects from that time preserved to this day. I’m investigating a married couple charged with witchcraft, Philip and Mary English, who managed to escape the rope.

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Cemetery Tour: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers travelers various sights and activities, from the Duquesne incline railroad to catching a Pittsburgh Pirates or Steelers game. For genealogists and cemetery lovers, Pittsburgh also offers a beautiful historic rural cemetery to tour: Allegheny Cemetery.

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The Death of the Handkerchief

Gena Philibert-Ortega writes: I remember once, when I was 11, being fascinated by a basket of hankies in an antique store that ranged from the highly embellished with tatted edges or embroidery designs, to the colorful, and the plain white. But I also wondered why someone would use them – and why we didn’t anymore.

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November Addition: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 46 Titles!

Currently, GenealogyBank features over 15,000 newspapers from all 50 states, with more than 296 million obituaries and death records. Here are details about our most recent addition: a total of 41 titles from 20 states, plus 2 national titles, 1 from the Northern Mariana Islands, and 2 from the Virgin Islands – 36 of the 46 titles added this month are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time!

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