Month: October 2017

How I Solved It: DNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource

Amberly Beck, blog author from the website Genealogy Girl, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explained how DNA opened a door to find out information about a family that was otherwise unknown until she compared family trees with DNA matches and actual records.

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How I Solved It: 1 Hospital + 2 Record Sets = Brick Wall Breakthrough

Linda Stufflebean, blog author from the website Empty Branch Family Tree has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. This blog explains how the author traced the birth records of an ancestor that was born in a hospital for single mothers in Denmark and the research and travel involved…

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How I Solved It: Western State Lunatic Asylum and Martha Saul

Nancy Loe, blog author from the website Sassy Jane Genealogy, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog highlights the importance of searching places you maybe don’t want to look at such as like asylums, prisons, workhouses, etc.

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How I Solved It: My Mystery Photo Identified – Genealogy Blog Picnic Challenge

Susan Donaldson, blog author from the website, Family History Fun, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog discusses how she identified family members during a genealogy potluck where people would get together to work on and discuss their family mysteries.

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How I Solved It: Family Mystery Solved! Two Lost Boys Found

DiAnn Iamarino Ohama, blog author from the website Family Tree Advice, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog solves the mystery through wondering what happened to her Italian family that traveled back and forth between the US and Italy and apparently left behind two children born in the US….

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How I Solved It: A Family Court Dispute Found in Google Books

Patricia Greber, blog author from the website My Genealogy Life, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explains how she conducted a Google Book search which brings up snippets of information on an ancestor. The snippets provide enough information to hire a researcher to look at the original…

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Recapping FGS 2017

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference was recently held in Pittsburgh, PA, August 30-September 2, 2017.

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How I Solved It: Standing where your ancestors stood – thanks to primary source documents

Legacy Tree Genealogists has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explains how the author traced the location in a picture through various documents she acquired during her research.

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How I Solved It: Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research

Will Moneymaker, blog author from the website Ancestral Findings, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explains how to use local historical and genealogical societies to break down brick walls and help you find otherwise undiscoverable records. Will was able to locate his 4x great grandmother because he visited a…

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How I Solved It: A Marriage Record, but no Father, for Hannah (Smith) Sawtell (1768-1827)

Randy Seaver, blog author from the website Genea-Musings.com, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog displays how Randy researches and pays attention to little details in records he’s found throughout New England to help determine the parents of Hannah Smith. He also outlines how it’s not an…

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