Month: November 2017

How I Solved It: Who was Lucy, Wife of Josiah Lakin, Groton, Massachusetts?

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 solved the puzzle of an ancestor named Lucy of the Lakin family during Colonial Times. The challenge presents itself as the Lakins have multiple marriages within other…

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How I Solved It: Jane P Thompson Burt Billings: An Estimable Lady of Oberlin Tales From The Cave – My Adventures In Genealogy

Anne Faulkner, blog author from the website Ancestor Archaeology, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explains how Anne located information on her 3rd great-grandparents after reaching out to an Ohio genealogy Facebook group with minimal information except for an occupation and the name “Mr. Burt”. Asking for a…

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How I Solved It: How a 200-Year-Old Family Feud Solved a Brick Wall Problem

Legacy Tree Genealogists has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series” which tells the story about how they were hired for a family research project that led to the discovery of a very interesting court case that solved a tricky brick wall about the parentage of William T. Boykin.

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How I Solved It: Thomas and Alice Hutchins Drake: A Study of Mistaken Assumptions

Alice Clark, blog author and president of the South Bend Area Genealogical Society, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  This blog tells the story of the local Goodwill that received personal items which included photographs in a recent donation. These items were given to the local genealogy…

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How I Solved It: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor in Norway

Kitty Cooper, author of Kitty Cooper’s Blog, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  This blog provided a very detailed look at how she found an immigrant ancestor in records and databases in the US and Norway. She manages to find multiple records and ends with the proof of…

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