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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Civil War Regiment Histories

So your ancestor served in the Civil War? What do you know about the unit they served in? Can learning more about their unit tell you more about your ancestor? You betcha! Let’s take a closer look. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What are regiment histories? Many military…

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Brick Wall Bertha: Step 1 – A Genealogy Case Study

Last time, I told you that step one of brick wall busting is to review previous research. Well, do I practice what I preach? I’m going to show you how I am working through the process with an ancestor I have lovingly nicknamed “Brick Wall Bertha.” Watch This Episode, or…

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Genealogy Clues on a Headstone

Can a cemetery headstone tell you much about your ancestor’s life? Headstones have been used for centuries to mark the final resting place of deceased individuals. The amount of information included on headstones varies from nearly nothing to a whole lot of details. But, no matter how much or how…

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Your Ancestor in the 1890 Veteran Census Schedule

Every genealogist wishes the 1890 US Federal Census still existed! But, thankfully part of the 1890 Veteran’s Schedule still survives… and if you have found your ancestor in it, it can tell you a lot! Let’s examine the details right now. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below The Veterans…

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BIG Family History Clues in an Obituary

Have you ever searched for an ancestor’s obituary? What information did it provide, their death date? Their surviving children’s names? In today’s post we take a look at all the rich details an obituary can provide to help you expand your family tree. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below…

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Introducing the Boundless Genealogy Video Channel

Do you want to squeeze more clues out of the documents you find in your family history search? Do you want to grow your family tree with more confidence and accuracy? Well, that is why I have created the Boundless Genealogy Video Channel, to teach you how to do this…

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