7 Bonus Genealogy Brick Wall Busting Tips

Now that we have discussed the 5 basic steps of the Genealogy Brick Wall Busting process, I want to share 7 BONUS brick wall busting tips to help you on your research journey. Every genealogy brick wall case is different, so one of these tips may be just the thing…

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Homestead Land Entry Files – Cash Purchase

When a homesteader claimed a piece of public land through the Homestead Act of 1862, they had an option to buy the land outright after 6 months residency for $1.25 per acre. Take a look at a complete cash purchase homestead land entry case file to discover all the genealogy…

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Living Relative = Living Genealogy Record

Are you planning to attend a family get-together over the holidays? Have you ever considered that your living relatives equal a living genealogy record? Today I’m sharing some tips on how to talk family history over turkey dinner. Watch this episode for all the details! Happy Holidays, Genealogy Friends! Pin…

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Brick Wall Bertha: Step 5 – A Genealogy Case Study

Step 5 of the Genealogy Brick Wall Busting Process is to Research and then PROCESS that research. Let’s dig back into our case study of “Brick Wall” Bertha. I am ready to make progress and chip away at those bricks! Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below If you missed…

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Genealogy Clues in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census

The 1940 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 1930 U.S. Federal Census

The 1930 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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Did Your Ancestor Move West for FREE Land?

On May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law, encouraging the Westward migration of millions of Americans. In fact, the Homestead Act was also an invitation to immigrants from other countries, as it offered land not only to citizens but those who had declared intent to…

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