Month: March 2018

How I Solved It: Why John and Mary Boyd (Mitchell) Are Not the Parents of Robert Mitchell (1714-1799)

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 Schalene didn’t believe various trees that stated a specific set of parents to Robert. Online research and the contents of the will proved her thoughts.

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

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 only the first part of the story about one man that served in WWI. Caroline shares with us how she discovered who he was and where he served. This…

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How I Solved It: Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident?

Vanessa Wieland, blog author, online community editor and dean of Family Tree University, part of the Family Tree Magazine family, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  This great blog is about how Vanessa tries to confirm the family story of being crushed to death between rail cars and finds…

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How I Solved It: The Body (okay Ancestor) in the Library….

Alex Daw, blog author of Family Tree Frog, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  Alex revisits a previous blog on the family that included information and a warning to be careful of certain indexes. So she avoided those indexes at first and went for a newspaper. That set off her…

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How I Solved It: Our Alabama and Georgia Ancestors: Honoring the Legacy of Mitchell Heath and Anna Lue Barrow

Dante Eubanks, blog author of Our Alabama and Georgia Ancestors has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog is a summary of 20 years of research and collaboration that the Dante has completed on the various branches of the Heath family. He has done extensive work on the…

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How I Solved It: Field Notes: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

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 wanting to learn more about her grandmother and how she took a variety of research methods with newspapers and church records to discover the answers to…

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RootsTech Recap 2018

Thanks for visiting the RootsTech booth! Wow! What an amazing week we had at RootsTech 2018. It was so great to meet all of you who came by the booth. We’re so excited to share RootsFinder with you and help you bring your genetic family history research together with your traditional family history research…and also…

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How I Solved It: Rent To Own: A Land And Tax Record Quandary

Michael Dyer, blog author from Family Sleuther, has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. Michael’s research uncovers some land records finally that help him establish where ancestors were located between 1800 & 1810. The information solves one problem for him but raises some other issues. He goes…

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How I Solved It: Was Hubby’s Memory Correct? How I Did the Research

Marian Wood, blog author from the website Climbing My Family Tree, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog details how she investigated her husband’s memories of his youth. The records, on the surface, didn’t seem to match. But by digging deeper, she discovered that his memories of where…

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