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* Family activities

A family's activities can usually be found in previous research -- documents such as family histories, local histories, and manuscript collections. For help with locating previous research, see the topic Previous research. In addition, you can find family activities on any of the documents listed below. If you have the minimum information required to find one of these documents, select the name of that document. The items in the list are ordered from most to least important. If you do not have the minimum information required, read the paragraph below this list.

Newspapers

To find family activities in the newspaper, you must at least know the names of family members, the state and city or town where the family lived (or where the articles were likely to have been published), and a time frame. Obituaries often list activities, too. To find an obituary, you must at least know the full name of the individual at time of death, the approximate date of death, and the state and city or town where the death took place (or where the obituary was likely to have been published).

Mortician's records

To find family activities in mortician's records, you must at least know the full name of the individual at the time of death, the approximate date of death, and the place of death.

For a description of any of the records listed above, see the topic Genealogy dictionary.

To get help finding the minimum information required to locate any of the records listed above, select one of the items below:

Finding the minimum information for newspapers

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