Tag: family history

How I Solved It: House of Fagin Gang

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. 

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How I Solved It: Lottie Dudelczak Getz Goldstein – 1861-1939

John Newmark from Transylvanian Dutch Genealogy shares this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” series.  His blog is based on a great aunt’s remembrances and previous research. He had thought he had the information on all the family in America, until he found an obituary that opened up more research and…

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How I Solved It: Discovering Henry Downs, A “New” 4X Great Grandfather

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 post shows how Schalene sifted through pages and pages of court records to find a “new” 4th great grandfather hidden in the details.

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How I Solved It: Celia’s Uncle Max and Family

Luanne Castle, blog author of Entering the Pale, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, Luanne follows the immigration journey of “Uncle Max” showing how important passenger lists and the citizenship papers of extended family members can be in locating a town of origin, and other important family…

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How I Solved It: The Swinfield Family Bible Discovered!

Geoff Swinfield, blog author of The Swinfield Blog, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It” series. Geoff discusses the great discovery of the long-lost family bible and how it was found by reaching out to the public through a blog post.  

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How I Solved It: Will The Real Kirk Daughter Please Stand Up?

Michael Dyer, blog author from Family Sleuther, has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series.   Michael finds some red flags for a father and daughter that no one had noticed until a book was being written about the family and they were double checking information. Further investigation…

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How I Solved It: Did Your Ancestor Leave You A Clue at the Cemetery?

Patricia Greber, blog author from the website My Genealogy Life, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. An in-person visit to a cemetery reveals a set of three headstones, one of which doesn’t fit with the other surnames. A message on the Rootsweb email list and a response from…

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How I Solved It: A Detested Ancestor – Philemon Benjamin Hawkins

Renate Sanders, blog author of Into the Light, has contributed the following post as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series.” Here, she shares her experience digging for a nugget of truth in family lore. She found the answer in estate records and discovered how a shared name can lead to a century of…

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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: 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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