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* Finding the minimum information for family histories and biographies

To get a copy of a family history or biography, you must at least know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate area (state or county) in which they may have lived. If you do not have the minimum information to find a family history or biography, 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 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 paragraphs below for a few 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.

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