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* Finding the minimum information for directories

To find the a residence in a directory, you must at least know the individual's full name, and some background information about the individual, such as a profession, area of residence, or religion, depending on the type of directory that you use. If you do not have the minimum information to find a directory, you can either:

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



* click the Back button at the top of this window to return to the list of other places where you can find places where a family has lived, or

* read the paragraph below for additional tips.

Finding places a family has lived

Make sure you have checked items at home such as old letters or day books. You may find addresses in them. For a complete list of places to check at home, see the topic Finding information at home. You may also want to check for family histories and local histories in genealogy libraries and public libraries where your ancestors lived. They may mention family addresses.

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