Author: <span class="vcard">Suzi Brent</span>

How I Solved It: George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Suzi tells the story of how the spouse of a third great aunt has a very common name. Up until recently, no information could be found because of that. Newspaper searching provided the key…

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How I Solved It: Eleanor Hope: An 18th Century Single Mum

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. In this blog, Suzi shares the story of how she found the names of the fathers of three illegitimate children of one ancestor in the late 1790s. Using Parish Chest and Poor Law records for…

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How I Solved It: Angelina Appleton: A Victorian Bigamist

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  Here, Suzi shows us how she discovered a missing relative who ended up changing her name and becoming a bigamist.

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How I Solved It: Frederick Allen Downing: finding the father of an illegitimate child

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, shares how she conquered what she had thought was an unsolvable mystery for our “How I Solved It Series.”  A DNA test from a third cousin twice removed and an inquest report helped Suzi track down the unknown father of an ancestor…and brought meaning to a clue…

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How I Solved It: Annie Catherine Downing: Found Mutilated on the Line

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  Suzi tells the story of how her mother had started the research on Annie. She picked it up to find out what was behind her early death. Newspapers and the inquest being completely…

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How I Solved It: Nigel and Trevor Brent: My Forgotten Brothers

Suzi Brent, blog author from the website Family Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Her blog discusses how she started researching her family tree online which resulted in findings that led to finding two half-brothers (twins) that she never knew about. Upon further investigation through various resources,…

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