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ENTR 3P98: Family Business

A guide to researching your famous family business project. Find articles in Family Business Review, find biographical sources on your famous family, company info sources, APA style help.

Biographical Information Sources

Library BooksCanadian Sources

These sources can help you verify basic biographical details on key members of your famous business family.

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U.S. & International Sources

Consult these sources in order to verify basic biographical details on key members of your famous business family

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Sources for Family Histories & Obituaries

Finding biographical details on your Famous Family

If you are lucky, there might be a family history or biographical sketches on the company's website, so try looking there first. If not, then one option is to look for a published family tree or other genealogical information.

Finding Obituaries

Obituaries can provide valuable details on a founder's family including parents, siblings, spouses, and children.

Historical Newspaper Databases

Newspaper databases with historical archives (such as those listed below) often include published obituaries of famous business people.

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