Tag: family research

How I Solved It: Always Read the Footnotes

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. ______________________  

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How I Solved It: The Descendants Often Hold The Key

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.

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How I Solved It: Brick Wall Ancestor | #7 David M Whitford

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…

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How I Solved It: My Tommy’s War: Randal Herley

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…

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How I Solved It: Unknown Immigrant Database Completes Family Story of Escape From WWII

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.

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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: My Tommy’s War: An Eastender in the Lancers, Part 2

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 the second part of the story about one man that served in WWI. This blog was originally posted in 2014. Caroline shares with us how she discovered who he…

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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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