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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: Look Around for Clues

Morag Hughson, blog author of Wir Unst Family, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”.  Her blog details how she had no luck until she noticed that the death record was one of three with the same informant. That informant information led to her being able to sort…

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How I Solved It: Answers Lead to More Questions About My First Immigrant Ancestor

DiAnn Iamarino Ohama, blog author from the website Family Tree Advice, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog pieces together the lives of her direct ancestors, including sibling research, who came to the United States from Italy but made numerous trips back to Italy. 

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How I Solved It: Standing where your ancestors stood – thanks to primary source documents

Legacy Tree Genealogists has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explains how the author traced the location in a picture through various documents she acquired during her research.

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Introducing the “How I Solved It” Series

We’re excited to announce a new theme for our blog: “How I Solved It“. Each week we’ll share curated guest posts from bloggers from around the web that we’ve handpicked just to share with you as well as stories from our own personal genealogy adventures. These blog posts will highlight sound research methodology and techniques…

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