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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === *Consult the [[California Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to search other records
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
*Consult the [[California Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to find other records
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