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There was a discussion on Facebook this morning when Katherine R Wilson asked about alternate terms was brick walls in genealogy?

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A Tale of Two James Hammonds

Y-DNA testing offers at least two benefits to genealogists that autosomal DNA does not. We all know the limitation: only men have Y-DNA and it only applies to the direct paternal line, i.e. 914 more words


Ten Things to Try When you Hit a Genealogical Brickwall

Here are the top ten ideas I have used to smash brickwall genealogical problems.  You may have other ideas, and some new strategies I haven’t thought of, so please feel free to leave your “smashing tool” ideas in the comments or email me at vrojomit@gmail.com !

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Break Through Your Genealogy Brick Walls

Join Crista Cowan for a quick look at some of her favorite tips for climbing over, going around, or breaking through that genealogy brick wall.

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Mental Brick Walls

I have spoken before about anxiety and how that personally affects me. There is something else which is, I guess, linked. Only in the last year or so have I realised what I was doing mentally. 466 more words

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Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Amy, Addison, Henry and his Enslaved Family

Samuel Pack (1779-1850) wrote his Last Will and Testament on 1 January 1850 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Three weeks later, on 23 January 1850, Raleigh County was formed. 2,004 more words

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Don't Ignore New Ancestor Discoveries

We found potential new ancestors—just by looking at your DNA.

A month after my brother’s AncestryDNA results came in I started seeing New Ancestor Discoveries. 682 more words

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