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How I Solved It: George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband

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 the spouse of a third great aunt has a very common name. Up until recently, no information could be found because of that. Newspaper searching provided the key…

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How I Solved It: Eleanor Hope: An 18th Century Single Mum

Suzi Brent, blog author of Family Tree Mystery, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. In this blog, Suzi shares the story of how she found the names of the fathers of three illegitimate children of one ancestor in the late 1790s. Using Parish Chest and Poor Law records for…

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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: Uncle Max’ Middle Name – Possible Success from FTDNA Match Alerts

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.

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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: 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: 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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