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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: 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: 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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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: George Noble, art student and conscientious objector in WW1

Maggie Stevenson, blog author of Kin Histories, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Here, discarded artwork leads to the story of a WWI conscientious objector.

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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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