How I Solved It: A Genealogy Surprise From Spain!

Guest blogger Heather Wilkinson Rojo from Nutfield Genealogy shares how a relative and then a genealogist in Spain who had read her blog post just a few hours before provided information about some little known Spanish ancestors.

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How I Solved It: Always Read the Footnotes

Lori Lyn Price from Bridging the Past shares an inspirational experience and reminds us to always read the footnotes–even when you’re not expecting to find pertinent genealogical information. ______________________  

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How I Solved It: George Noble, art student and conscientious objector in WW1

Maggie Stevenson, blog author of Kin Histories, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, discarded artwork leads to the story of a WWI conscientious objector.

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How I Solved It: The Descendants Often Hold The Key

Jenna Mills, blog author of Desperately Seeking Surnames, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, with Google Maps and some sleuthing, Jenna discovers the identity of the mysterious “Aunt” labeled on an old photo.

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How I Solved It: Brick Wall Ancestor | #7 David M Whitford

Anne Faulkner, the blog author from Ancestor Archaeology, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog tells the story of a family that disappears from the records but is rediscovered after finding a clue while looking through some biographical sketches. Anne discovers that the library literally down the street…

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How I Solved It: My Tommy’s War: Randal Herley

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, Jessamy Carlson, author at The National Archives UK, has shared this guest blogger post as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series.” Originally posted at the National Archives of the UK, Jessamy details the search for WWI veterans and their stories, diving into the archival records and…

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How I Solved It: Unknown Immigrant Database Completes Family Story of Escape From WWII

Vera Miller from Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family shares a blog that reviews CEMLA, a newer free database that helped her fill in the gaps of the immigration of her specific ancestor and provides tips on how to use it as part of our “How I Solved It” Series.

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How I Solved It: House of Fagin Gang

Gwen Kubberness from Criminal’s Genealogy shares this blog as part of our “How I Solved It” series.  Gwen’s research takes an alternate route into genealogy by studying criminal cases and digs into their backgrounds, sharing what has been discovered regarding her ancestors and their pasts. 

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How I Solved It: Lottie Dudelczak Getz Goldstein – 1861-1939

John Newmark from Transylvanian Dutch Genealogy shares this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” series.  His blog is based on a great aunt’s remembrances and previous research. He had thought he had the information on all the family in America, until he found an obituary that opened up more research and…

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How I Solved It: My Tommy’s War: An Eastender in the Lancers, Part 2

Caroline James, blog author at The National Archives UK, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog is the second part of the story about one man that served in WWI. This blog was originally posted in 2014. Caroline shares with us how she discovered who he…

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