Genealogy Friday: What is the Circumstantial Evidence?

Last week, I shared about my trouble with a brick wall. This week, I want to share more of the story. I kept finding a 1870 Census record for an Ario Davis, but he lived with no parents. My information … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Don’t Give up on Those Brick Walls

We all have brick walls we want to break through.   Some seem nearly impossible to break through. I had one just like that.   For 25 years I looked for the parents of my GG-Grandfather. All I had to go on … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How Cluster Genealogy Can Break Brick walls

You’ve heard the term cluster genealogy.  However, what is it? Cluster genealogy is researching extended family groups and neighbors in the area.  Why is it important? Brick walls can be broken down and other information revealed by researching other family … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Negatives of Published Family Histories

Last week I shared about the positives of published family histories and how important they are in providing clues. This week, I want to warn you about family histories. Don’t get me wrong—they are great!  Last week, I gave you three … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Positives of Published Family Histories

I have several large nucleus families in my family tree. These can create huge files and become very overwhelming However, at least four of these families have had family histories and family genealogies that were written and published around the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 7 Ways to Find lost children in Genealogy Records

Where or where has the missing child gone?  This is often a question when searching for children of a core group. So how do you find them? Search obituaries—do the parents or siblings obituaries give any hints to a married … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 8 Tips to Finding an Illegitimate ancestor’s parentage

Somewhere along the lines you may find that you have an illegitimate ancestor or two.  What does this mean? This means that your ancestor was born outside of wedlock.  Often, this means the parents did not marry one another. So … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 16 Places for Searching Offline Records in Family History

With Ancestry.com, Fold 3, FindAGrave, Newspapers.com and FamilySearch.org there are numerous genealogy records now available online.  These are wonderful, saves time and has increased an interest in family history. However, there are numerous records that are still not available online. … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 12 Tips Those Pesky Brick Walls

      We all have brick walls we want to bust through in our genealogy research.  I shared a few ways to find an elusive ancestor last week. What are some other ways to break through those pesky brick … Continued