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5 Census Search Strategies

My third great-grandparents were Edward and Mary Ann Brazier and they were from the Black country in an area where Worcestershire and Staffordshire intersect...
More than one right way to enter Census in RootsMagic

Census Entry in RootsMagic

There are many to do census entry in RootsMagic. This post is about how I enter mine. There is a right way, a wrong way...
10-Steps to busting your brick wall ebook

10 Steps to Busting Your Brick Wall: A Guide for the...

My new eBook, 10 Steps to Busting Your Brick Wall: A Guide for the Frustrated Genealogist, is now available for sale on Amazon! Brick walls. We all...
Step Ten: DNA Research

Step Ten: DNA Research

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence, searched for new evidence, resolved conflicts, searched for social history, searched for collateral relatives, employed...

TreeShare: Census or Residence?

Are you struggling with the TreeShare: Census or Residence dilemma? Since the release of the RootsMagic TreeShare feature, I've seen several discussions about how to...
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WordPress for XYZ for Whatever You are Passionate About

For anyone who has been following my WordPress posts here on Out of My Tree Genealogy, you will want to check out my new...
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Organisation, Company and Society Histories

As you explore the social history of your ancestors, it is quite likely that you will encounter a company, a business, a society or...
Crowd Source

Step Nine: Crowd Source the Problem

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence, searched for new evidence,  resolved conflicts, searched for social history, searched for collateral relatives, and...
Victorian Wars Forum

Victorian Wars Forum: British Military 1837-1902

According to the similarly named Facebook Page, 'the Victorian Wars Forum is a free online resource for the serious academic study of the wars...
FAN Fact in Roots Magic

Friends, Neighbours and Acquaintances – FAN Fact in Roots Magic

In a recent post in the Busting Your Brick Wall Challenge, I talked about researching the friends, neighbours and acquaintances of our ancestors and...
Friends, Neighbours and Acquaintances

Step Eight: Friends, Neighbours and Acquaintances (FAN)

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence, searched for new evidence,  resolved conflicts, searched for social history and searched for collateral relatives, the...
Public Speaking

Public Speaking for Introverts

7 Tips to Prevent Unadulterated Panic of Epic Proportions Quiet, the book by Susan Cain, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over...
Step Seven: Collateral Relatives

Step Seven: Collateral Relatives

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence, searched for new evidence,  resolved conflicts, and searched for social history, the next...
Newspaper Archives Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks for Finding Ancestors in Newspaper Archives

How many times have you searched for an ancestor in the newspaper archives and either found no results or far too many results? Follow these...
Step Six: Search for Social History

Step Six: Search for Social History

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence, searched for new evidence and resolved conflicts, the next step in the Busting Your...
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Step Five: Resolve Conflicts

Now that we’ve defined our brick wall, created a timeline, evaluated our existing evidence and searched for new evidence, the next step in the Busting Your Brick...
Step Four: Search for New Evidence

Step Four: Search for New Evidence

Now that we've defined our brick wall, created a timeline, and evaluated our existing evidence, the next step in the Busting Your Brick Wall Challenge...
Step Three Evaluate the Evidence

Step Three: Evaluate the Evidence

Now that we've defined our brick wall and created a timeline, the next step in the Busting Your Brick Wall Challenge will be to...
Step Two Create a Timeline

Step Two: Create a Timeline

Now that we've defined our brick wall in the first step of this Busting Your Brick Wall Challenge, our next step is to create...
10 Steps to Bust Your Brick Wall

10 Steps to Busting Your Brick Wall

Brick walls. We all have them. That one group of ancestors that just don't want to be found. That one branch of our family tree...
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