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* Finding the minimum information for newspapers

To find an individual's age with a wedding announcement or obituary, you must at least know the approximate date of the event, the full name of groom and/or the maiden name of the bride for wedding announcements or the full name of the deceased for obituaries, and the state and city or town where the event took place (or where the announcement or 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

Marriage date

Marriage place

Death date

Place of death

Places the family has lived

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

* read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips

Finding an age

If the individual was a veteran who served and was killed in the Korean or Vietnam War, you may be able to find the age at death through the death records in the Military Index on the FamilySearch computer at your local Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Family History Library has all other wars indexed on microfiche. You only need to know the war and the veteran's name. Local community and genealogy libraries may also have war indexes. Contact individual libraries for their holdings.

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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