Genealogy Research Tips and Tricks

How I Finally Broke Down a 10-Year-Old Brick Wall in 10 Minutes

I’ve been doing family history research for 20 years and, like everyone, I’ve encountered a few brick walls. Although I have been successful in breaking most of those down using solid research techniques, one or two remain. One in particular has haunted me for more than a decade – the parents of one of my 3rd great grandparents. Unable to locate this information I have had to leave this branch of my tree undeveloped.

Are You Sure They’re Your Ancestors? This Genealogy Blunder is More Common Than Ever

Family history research is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, and it’s getting more exciting all of the time. With new records and tools and research methods appearing every day, there are seemingly endless opportunities to explore and collaborate. But, as most of us already recognize, there are also endless opportunities to make mistakes. And, in the …

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Do You Have Hidden Native American Ancestry? Here’s How to Find Out

Are you interested in finally searching out the truth behind that old family story about a Native American ancestor? Or perhaps you already know that the story is true, but you’re not quite sure where to go next. Luckily, there are many online guides, records collections and specialized resources that can help you on your journey. Here’s where …

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