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2. If you’re looking for a vital record, such as for a marriage, your initial results may seem overwhelming. Use other sources to narrow the date range and thus the number of indexes you’ll need to browse. Check the census, for example, for ages that can get you close on finding birth dates. For marriages, when does a man first appear with a wife on the census? Another “cheat” is to start by searching FamilySearch’s <> International Genealogical Index, which has information from many vital records from the British Isles.
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