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Banks, Edwin A, 1846 - 1921

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For those of us who have been doing genealogy for any length of time, we know about vital records (birth records, marriage records and death records [BMD]). We've utilized census records, church records (baptism and marriage), land records and court records (wills and probate). Some of us may even have looked into military records, cemetery records, immigration and emigration records, naturalization records, city directories and more. We still may find ourselves against that proverbial brick wall. Where might that hidden genealogy nugget be hiding that might help you break that brick wall in your genealogical research?

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