Month: January 2018

How I Solved It: My Four Children

Chris Child, blog author and longtime member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Chris’s blog explains how his ancestor had a second family no one knew about. DNA helped find him after he’d left the first family and identified the second…

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How I Solved It: Finding Faulkner: Part Ten | And The Heavens Opened Up

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 was on a mission to sort out her Faulkner ancestors that led her down many paths and resources all the way back to the 1600s.

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How I Solved It: Trove Tuesday – Why You Can’t Find Someone

Shauna Hicks, blog author and owner of the website Shauna Hicks History Enterprises, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Shauna is our first Australian researcher and her blog discusses using newspapers and looking for place names finally brought the information she was looking for. Shauna was then able…

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How I Solved It: DNA Discoveries: Jewell Progress

Schalene Dagutis, blog author of Tangled Roots and Trees, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This great blog is about how DNA led the Schalene to revisit old research and discover new family ties and missing individuals with new data and records.

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How I Solved It: 1925 Death Photo Holds a Clue to My Ancestor’s Life

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”. In this blog, DiAnn discusses an ancestor who lived in the Bronx and what a society ribbon attached to him at his funeral meant.

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How I Solved It: The Mary In Your Tree: Solving Brick Walls By Reaching Out

Katy, the Project Manager at LegacyTree Genealogists, shares her story of a brick wall ancestor who died at the age of 23. After exhausting all online sources and applicable FHL microfilm, Katy emailed all of the Lutheran congregations still in existence in the research locality. Because she was willing to email and ask for help, Katy broke…

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How I Solved It: Field Notes: Is That Joseph or Joesph Langrill?

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 realized an error in her family tree after someone with the correct resources had updated profiles on FamilySearch with the realization that she was dealing with two people…

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How I Solved It: A Circus Family

Sarah Dery, blog author and Research Services Coordinator at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Sarah tells the story how a co-worker suggested a Quebec research website she should join. She managed to find parents, grandparents and other relatives by searching…

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How I Solved It: Tracking Martha Johnson

Morag Hughson, blog author at Wir Unst Family, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series” who wrote this blog when the 2nd great grandson of Martha contacted her requesting information. It’s always great when distant relatives approach you with the same interests in the family that you have….

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