Month: December 2017

How I Solved It: Answers Lead to More Questions About My First Immigrant Ancestor

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 pieces together the lives of her direct ancestors, including sibling research, who came to the United States from Italy but made numerous trips back to Italy. 

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How I Solved It: Samuel Faulkner: Hiding In Plain Sight

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 what it’s like to search for a particular person in a family and to find information on everyone but that person. Lots of patience and research along with a newly…

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How I Solved It: The Children of Jacob Clemens

This “How I Solve It blog involves Erin Harris of RootsFinder and how she had to research both online and offline resources to piece together the parents of her 2nd great grandmother. With 12 siblings confirmed, she needed definite proof of who the parents were to be approved into a special genealogy society in her…

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How I Solved It: Cousin Jack, Leaving Clues–To the Diamonds’ Previous Hometown?

Lara Diamond, blog author from the website Lara’s Jewnealogy, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  This blog teaches us that it might be a good idea to research the relatives of your ancestors instead of your direct ancestors. Those relatives may be able to uncover stories and…

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How I Solved It: Research Update: The “Rundle” – “Brice” Mystery Solved

Mary Pitkin, blog author from the website My Genealogy Research, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog describes how she finally figured out why the name Brice kept showing up as a middle name through family generations. Where did it originate? A relative in Australia had the missing…

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How I Solved It: Success! Finding Incorrectly Transcribed Names on Census Records

Dana Leeds, blog author from the website The Enthusiastic Genealogist, shares with us how she solved a family mystery when the incorrect name was transcribed in census records.

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How I Solved It: Solving a Family History Mystery with an Unexpected Clue

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 explains how she found information by looking beyond known relatives and looking at their friends and neighbors for information on her family.        

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