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You might not have exact dates, full names, or all the details just yet. You may also have a relative who seems to have 'disappeared', whose marriage or death you cannot trace. This is normal at this early stage and you should nonetheless note everything you know, and every source you consult. Even rumours and legend often have their uses and can help to narrow down a search.
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