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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...
Child Mortality

Child Mortality

Sadly, about 20% of babies did not survive their first year of life, a heartbreaking reality for our ancestors. Many families suffered from the...
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...
Day in the Life of Your Ancestor

A Day in the Life of Your Ancestor

Write about a day in the life of one of your ancestors. Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found...
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...
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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