Category Archives: Researching

More on Breaking Down Brickwalls

Another prominent researcher, Nancy J Emmert suggests in breaking a brick wall is to look at patterns of migrations that ancestors may have taken, research the other family members to find clues on the ancestor who is the brick wall, … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Brick Walls

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As the researcher continues their attempt of finding their ancestors, one problem may arise. Many times the researcher runs into what genealogists call “brick walls.” Jeanne Lund of Belaugh Research Services defines a brick wall as a dead-end that a … Continue reading

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Edward W Very Dead

Edward W. Very Dead Inventor of Night Signals and Ordnance Authority of Note What’s up with that title/headline??!! I sat and read that a couple of times, until I figured out Very was his last name! Put that in our … Continue reading

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Generosity Through Genealogy

Here is a little reminder of how 99% of genealogists are generous by helping others find their families, along with sharing their research. I will probably write a blog post about the 1%~~listing some of my genealogical peeves in the near … Continue reading

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Life Lessons and Genealogy

Through my years of researching, genealogy has given me self-confidence to handle dysfunctional situations inside and outside my home. Knowing where I came from and what happened in the past, helps me to understand how to overcome the various obstacles in … Continue reading

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What You May Find in Your Local Library Pertaining to Genealogy

Now it is time to explore other places to find documentation to prove our ancestors’ lives. Libraries, cemeteries, federal/state/county offices, and archives are other sources to find information on ancestors. In Indiana, many of the local libraries have an “Indiana … Continue reading

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Beginning Your Family History Research~~Pedigrees

After exploring your house and collecting family oral history, it is time to start the process of documenting, analyzing, and organizing your family history. The first thing to do is to fill out a pedigree chart. The word pedigree comes … Continue reading

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