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* Finding the minimum information for newspapers

To find an individual's marriage place in a wedding announcement, you must at least know the approximate date of the wedding, the full name of the groom and/or the maiden name of the bride, and the state and city or town where the marriage took place (or where the announcement was likely to have been published). If you do not have the minimum information to access a newspaper article, you can either:

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


Marriage date

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

* read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips about finding marriage places.

Finding newspapers

If you are not sure of the state or county where the marriage announcement may have been in the newspaper, try looking in the area where the couple's first child was born. You can find this information on the child's birth certificate. For other places to find an individual's birthplace, see the topic Birthplace. Also, if the bride and groom were both born in the same state or county, look for records in that state or county, too. The area where the bride's parents lived is another good place to check.

Finding marriage places

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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