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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...

An Irish Family Left Behind?

In my last post, I wrote about a breakthrough in my research surrounding my great-grandmother Jessie and a new Mystery in Montreal I have...

Mystery in Montreal

For years, I had a seven-year gap in my great-grandmother's story. The good news is that I've had several genealogical break-throughs this week. The...
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...
Lost Children

The Lost Children

While writing Black Sheffield, a social history of George and Ann Brown's Sheffield home, I wrote about the high child mortality rate in the nineteenth century...
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...
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...
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...
Step Five Resolve Conflicts image of a western gun fight

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...
Bust Your Brick Wall Challenge

Bust Your Brick Wall Challenge Infographic

Last weekend, I wrote a post that listed 10 steps to Bust Your Brick Wall that mirror the steps that I'm taking to breakdown my...
Step One: Define the Brick Wall

Step One: Define the Brick Wall

Before we can hope to solve a problem, we have to understand it. We need to define the brick wall that we need to overcome...
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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