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Brick Walls and Judge John Lawrence

This is a unique look at a man who played a fascinating role during the American Revolution. The article also addresses the issue of brick walls (an inevitable part of genealogy) and some techniques to overcome them. 65 more words

American History

Building a Wall

Sometimes we forget that walls are built one brick at a time, not just overnight.  Just like we forget some things take time before they’re completed.  23 more words

Big World

A Key to Open the Door in a Brick Wall

Today I found the key to the door of Jenny W.’s brick wall in Luxembourg!

Jenny contacted me last December through my Facebook page Opening Doors in Brick Walls… 607 more words

Brick Walls

As we all know records like Birth, Marriage and Death can have some discrepancies in them. If we just take them at face value we can end up with errors in our trees. 705 more words


Hitting a Brick Wall

The idiom “hitting a brick wall” is getting to a point where you cannot make any progress, like when working out and hitting a weight you can’t get below…or writing a post for this site then not being able to finish.   90 more words


Breaking down brick walls

Well I learned something. Well I didn’t learn it, I was a reminded of it. As genealogists we tend to look down a narrow path. It isn’t deliberate, it’s just human nature. 1,289 more words


“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

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