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Re: First Time
Posted by: Karen Sherman (ID *****5024) Date: November 11, 2003 at 15:36:12
In Reply to: First Time by Elaine Mitchell Thomas of 18895

Hi Elaine.

There are lots of ways that you could get a hint as to where your grandmother was born. Census records usually give the name of the state. Her death certificate will give her birthplace, to the best knowledge of the informant. If she had a Social Security card, then she probably listed her birthplace on her application. Her son's birth certificate may also list her birthplace.

Do you know any more information about your grandmother? Where did she live (you only tell us where you live). When did she die? What was her husband's name? With that type of information, it is easier to search censuses and death certificate indices, etc.

Good luck!

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