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* Finding the minimum information for newspapers

To find an individual's parents' names in a wedding or engagement 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,

Name

Marriage date

Marriage place

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

* read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips.

Finding parents' names

Try looking at gravestones and cemetery records for the children. They are likely places to find information about an individual's parents. 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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