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* Finding the minimum information for newspapers

To find an individual's children's names in an obituary, you must at least know the approximate date of death, the individual's full name, and the state and city or town where the death took place (or where the obituary 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,

Name

Death date

Place of death

* click the Back on your browser to return to the list of other places where you can find an individual's children's names, or

* read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips.

Finding children's names

Try looking at gravestones and cemetery records. They are likely places to find information about an individual's children. For help locating cemeteries and cemetery records, see the topic Locating cemeteries and cemetery 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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