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* Finding the minimum information for family histories and biographies

To get a copy of a family history or biography, you must at least know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate area (state or county) in which they may have lived. If you do not have the minimum information to find a family history or biography, you can either:

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

Name

Birthplace

Marriage place

Place of death

* click the Back button at the top of this window to return to the list of other places where you can find places 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. Also check for local histories. See the topic Finding previous research.

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