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GenealogyBank adds 17 newspapers – from 10 States to America’s Obituaries Section

That section now has 1,161 newspapers!
Here is the list of the new titles added:

Alabama
Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper, AL)
Obituaries: 01/30/1998 – Current
Death Notices: 01/22/1998 – Current

Arkansas
Benton Courier, The (Benton, AR)
Obituaries: 05/14/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 05/08/2008 – Current

Carlisle Independent (Carlisle, AR)
Obituaries: 06/06/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 10/24/2008 – Current

Malvern Daily Record (Malvern, AR)
Obituaries: 08/12/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 08/01/2008 – Current

Connecticut
Fairfield Sun (Shelton, CT)
Obituaries: 09/18/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 09/18/2008 – Current

Hawaii
West Hawaii Today (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Obituaries: 09/02/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 08/31/2008 – Current

Kansas
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle (Abilene, KS)
Obituaries: 12/17/1999 – Current
Death Notices: 01/10/2000 – Current

Dodge City Daily Globe, The (Dodge City, KS)
Obituaries: 08/17/2005 – Current
Death Notices: 08/09/2005 – Current

Kentucky
Times-Tribune, The (Corbin, KY)
Obituaries: 06/17/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 10/06/2008 – Current

Massachusetts
Enterprise, The (Brockton, MA)
Obituaries: 10/09/2008 – Current

South Carolina
Aiken Standard (Aiken, SC)
Obituaries: 09/01/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 08/27/2008 – Current

Pickens Sentinel, The (Pickens, SC)
Death Notices: 08/13/2008 – Current

Texas
Borger News-Herald (Borger, TX)
Obituaries: 06/11/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 06/12/2008 –

Cleburne Times-Review (Cleburne, TX)
Obituaries: 07/25/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 07/18/2008 – Current

West Virginia
Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV)
Obituaries: None received to date
Death Notices: 06/11/2008 – Current

Montgomery Herald (Montgomery, WV)
Obituaries: None received to date
Death Notices: 04/01/2008 – Current

Princeton Times (Princeton, WV)
Obituaries: 09/12/2008 – Current

Death Notices: 04/17/2008 – Current
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Last week I wrote about digging in GenealogyBank and finding articles about my early American ancestors in Maine.

I had found family death and marriage announcements – this week I kept digging for more information about William Garcelon (1763-1851) his wife Maria (Harris) Garcelon (1763-1850) and his father Sea Captain James Garcelon (1739-1813) – and I found it!

Wow – in GenealogyBank I found this article from the Maine Gazette 22 July 1799

reporting that William Garcelon lost a horse in 1799 – “a black mare, with a white face and two white hind feet, about 15 years old” – it adds the key fact that he was living in Freeport, Maine in 1799.

Looking further I found a shipping article in the Essex (MA) Gazette (1769) stating that [Captain] J[ames] Garcelon had set sail on the Schooner Alexander for Bilbao, [Spain].

By family tradition we knew that he was a sea captain but here was proof and details of this voyage in 1769 – just 10 years after he had settled in America.

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Wow – A newspaper published in 1769?

I didn’t know that newspapers that old had survived – let alone that they were digitized and easily searchable online.

Tip: GenealogyBank has old newspapers going back to 1690 – easy to search, read, print and save!

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Then in the 25 Feb 1811 issue of the Maine Gazette was the advertisement that James Garcelon’s farm was for sale. It gives a terrific description: 150 acres, 20 of them wooded, “handsome young orchard”, a “very pleasantly situated” two story house and more. Wow, you could almost picture the property.

Why was James Garcelon (1739-1813) selling his home and property? Were he and his wife, Deliverance (Annis) Garcelon (1735-1828), moving in with one of his children? At age 72, had he become infirm and unable to manage the property? Probably so.

We get another clue from the probate notice in the 24 Jan 1814 Maine Gazette.

Sea Captain James Garcelon had died 17 November 1813. His son [Rev.] James Garcelon was the executor.
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