Genealogy Clues in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census

The 1860 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census

The 1870 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census

The 1880 US Federal Census provides many genealogy clues we can use to grow our family tree in our family history research. Learn how to find all the clues about your ancestors in this great genealogical source. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is the Federal Census? The…

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Newsworthy Death Story

If your ancestor died in a tragic or sensational way, the story might have been printed in the newspaper. We are looking at newsworthy death stories to expand our family tree in this article. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What Makes the News? Just like in the news…

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Multiple Years of City Directories

What clues can you gather about your ancestor when you trace them through several years in a city directory? We are going to explore genealogy research in city directories over consecutive years. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below Year after year in the city directory In another article, we…

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Your Ancestor in the City Directory

Have you found your ancestor in a city directory? You might have found their name and address. Did you look for any other clues that might be in that directory? Let’s take a look at everything you might be able to find in a city directory. Watch This Episode, or…

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Brick Wall Bertha: Step 2 – A Genealogy Case Study

Last time, I told you that step two of genealogy brick wall busting is to make a timeline. Let’s take a look at how our case study “Brick Wall” Bertha’s timeline is coming along. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below If you missed the overview of Brick Wall Busting…

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Genealogy Brick Wall Busting: Step 2 – Make a Timeline

So you have gathered every document you have for your elusive brick-wall ancestor. You have re-examined every detail and clue. What do you do next? You make a timeline! Let’s keep busting genealogy brick walls with Step 2 – Make a Timeline starting now. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading…

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Female Ancestor = Few Records

What do you do when you have only a tiny handful of genealogical records, especially for a female ancestor? Is there even a story there? Today we will take a look at a case together and see what clues we can find. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below Why…

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Family History Clues in a Will

Did your ancestor leave a will before their death, choosing who would inherit their property? Have you taken a close look to find all the genealogy clues in that will? Let’s break it down line by line right now! Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What is a last…

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