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How I Solved It: How a 200-Year-Old Family Feud Solved a Brick Wall Problem

Legacy Tree Genealogists has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series” which tells the story about how they were hired for a family research project that led to the discovery of a very interesting court case that solved a tricky brick wall about the parentage of William T. Boykin.

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How I Solved It: DNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource

Amberly Beck, blog author from the website Genealogy Girl, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explained how DNA opened a door to find out information about a family that was otherwise unknown until she compared family trees with DNA matches and actual records.

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How I Solved It: Western State Lunatic Asylum and Martha Saul

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 blog highlights the importance of searching places you maybe don’t want to look at such as like asylums, prisons, workhouses, etc.

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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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How I Solved It: A Marriage Record, but no Father, for Hannah (Smith) Sawtell (1768-1827)

Randy Seaver, blog author from the website Genea-Musings.com, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog displays how Randy researches and pays attention to little details in records he’s found throughout New England to help determine the parents of Hannah Smith. He also outlines how it’s not an…

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How I Solved It: Genealogy, Free or Fee: Search for Clues in Family Hands

Marian Wood, blog author from the website Climbing My Family Tree, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog reviews a “Genealogy Go-Over” and is a follow-up to our post earlier this week also from Marian Wood. It involves another find that is helped by the address book and…

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How I Solved It: 3 Reasons to Revisit Your Research: Discovering the Story of C.B. Royston, Confederate Soldier

Diana Elder, blog author from the website Family Locket, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. Her blog reminds us that new records are indexed and available online every single day. As this happens, it’s always a good idea to revisit ancestors to try and find new information.

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