Tag: genealogy research

How I Solved It: Who is Elizabeth Fordyce?

Guest blogger Morag Hughson (Wir Unst Family) is searching for the complete Unst Family Tree (Unst is the most northernmost island in Scotland). One day she came across a loose thread: Who was this Elizabeth Fordyce in the 1871 census of Scotland? Pulling the thread and analyzing the evidence, here’s how she solved it, adding a…

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How I Solved It: The Wives of Moshe Hersch

Israel Pickholz, blog author from All My Foreparents has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” series. Here, Israel evaluates X-chromosome evidence to determine potential relationships. __________________________________

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How I Solved It: Tip: Finding More of the Story on newspapers.com

Dana Leeds, blog author from The Enthusiastic Genealogist, shares with us how a snippet found on a Newspaper site by a cousin led her to find more about the story with further searching. Dana points out that three articles name the man by three different names, which reminds us to be creative with search strings, even…

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How I Solved It: Finding Scottish Ancestors at Dunnottar

Nancy Loe, blog author from the website Sassy Jane Genealogy, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This is a quick story about finding details of her ancestors who lived within the parish of Dunnottar near Dunnottar Castle.

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How I Solved It: Brick Wall Ancestor | #4 Jane “Jennie” M Whitford Nichols Faulkner

Anne Faulkner, the blog author from Ancestor Archaeology, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, Ann shares how difficult it can be tracking ancestors when records seemingly keep changing. In this case, the location of birth kept changing. The people she lived with kept changing. Surname variations were a…

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How I Solved It: It Pays to Look Twice

Jacqi Stevens, blog author of A Family Tapestry has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. Here, Jacqi tells us how she was inspired by another genealogical blogger to revisit some records she had filed away 20 years ago. With a fresh pair of eyes, she found the parent’s names…

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How I Solved It: William Holloway, Martha Branson & Phebe Crispin: A genealogical game of hide and seek

Brian Sheffey, blog author from the website Genealogy Adventures has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. This blog, Brian explains how DNA has helped find relatives but pinning down the tree and identifying the correct individuals in the records has been difficult. He finally finds some of the…

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How I Solved It: MyHeritage Newly Indexed Ellis Island Records and My Great Discovery!

Linda Stufflebean, blog author from the website Empty Branch Family Tree has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. In this blog, Linda details a recent webinar that covers some newly indexed and published records in a database. A question about her grandmother’s stories led to several exciting finds in…

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How I Solved It: What Happened to Sophia, Widow of Terresha “Terry” Jewell?

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.

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How I Solved It: A Genealogy Surprise From Spain!

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.

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