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* Finding the minimum information for Bible records

To find an individual's marriage date in Bible records that are no longer in the family's possession, you must at least know either the bride's full married name or maiden name, or the groom's full name, as well as the state and county in which they lived. If you do not have the minimum information to locate a Bible record, you can either:

* Get help finding some of the minimum information by selecting one of the following items,

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Places the family has lived

* click the Back button on your browser to return to the list of other places where you can find marriage dates, or

* read the paragraph below for additional tips.

Finding marriage dates

You can approximate a couple's marriage date if you know the birth date of the oldest child. Pregnancies often happened soon after a couple's marriage, so you can estimate the marriage date to be 1-2 years before the birth of the first child. This will at least give you a target range of years in which to search for the records.

Make sure to check photo albums, scrapbooks, diaries, and family Bibles at home. See the topic Finding information at home for more information. Also check for local histories. See the topic Finding previous research.

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