Schalene Dagutis, guest blogger from Tangled Roots and Trees, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series.” Here, Schalene shows us how she tracked the life of the widow Sophia using census and local history records to reconstruct a timeline of her life and unlock clues.
Category: Guest Blogs
Israel Pickholz, guest blogger from All My Foreparents, walks us through a promising DNA analysis at FTDNA in search of his family as part of our “How I Solved It” series.
Guest blogger Heather Wilkinson Rojo from Nutfield Genealogy shares how a relative and then a genealogist in Spain who had read her blog post just a few hours before provided information about some little known Spanish ancestors.
Lori Lyn Price from Bridging the Past shares an inspirational experience and reminds us to always read the footnotes–even when you’re not expecting to find pertinent genealogical information. ______________________
Maggie Stevenson, blog author of Kin Histories, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, discarded artwork leads to the story of a WWI conscientious objector.
Jenna Mills, blog author of Desperately Seeking Surnames, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, with Google Maps and some sleuthing, Jenna discovers the identity of the mysterious “Aunt” labeled on an old photo.
Anne Faulkner, the blog author from Ancestor Archaeology, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog tells the story of a family that disappears from the records but is rediscovered after finding a clue while looking through some biographical sketches. Anne discovers that the library literally down the street…
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, Jessamy Carlson, author at The National Archives UK, has shared this guest blogger post as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series.” Originally posted at the National Archives of the UK, Jessamy details the search for WWI veterans and their stories, diving into the archival records and…
Vera Miller from Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family shares a blog that reviews CEMLA, a newer free database that helped her fill in the gaps of the immigration of her specific ancestor and provides tips on how to use it as part of our “How I Solved It” Series.
Gwen Kubberness from Criminal’s Genealogy shares this blog as part of our “How I Solved It” series. Gwen’s research takes an alternate route into genealogy by studying criminal cases and digs into their backgrounds, sharing what has been discovered regarding her ancestors and their pasts.