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* Finding the minimum information for biographies

To find an ancestor in a biography, you must at least know your ancestor's full name. In addition, in order to confirm that the individual described in the biography is your ancestor, you need information that can verify the identity. For example, birthplace, and birth date of your ancestor. If you do not have the minimum information to find a biography, you can either:

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


Birth date


Places the family lived

* click the Back button on your browser to return to the list of other places where you can find previous research, or

* read the paragraph below for additional tips

Finding previous research

Contact genealogy societies in the area where your ancestor lived. They often keep lists of individuals who are researching a particular surname. You can also try leaving messages on computer BBS"s.

Make sure to check photo albums, scrapbooks, diaries, and family Bibles at home. See the topic Finding information at home for more information.

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