Solving Genealogy Problems

Solving Genealogy Problems will help you make real progress through difficult areas and dead ends. With this book you can take your British Isles family tree back further.

Solving Genealogy Problems

Author: Graeme Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848036981

Page: 224

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'Brick walls' occur everywhere and all the time in genealogy research. Solving Genealogy Problems will help you make real progress through difficult areas and dead ends. With this book you can take your British Isles family tree back further. Solving Genealogy Problems will: - Help you find new records, including unusual ones genealogists often don't know about, and make the best use of them when you do find them. - Suggest new ideas for looking at old problems. - Give additional ideas on using the census - Further ideas on using census substitutes when the census doesn't have the answers. - Suggest ways of finding elusive births, marriages and deaths - and then of making progress anyway, even when you absolutely cannot find them. This book covers all periods of British Isles genealogy. The new frontiers of genealogy are considered for the hope they give on even the most intractable research block, and the possibility they allow of building even the most difficult of family trees. Contents: 1. RECOGNISING BRICK WALLS; 2. UNDERSTANDING BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS; 3. FINDING BMD BIRTHS; 4. FINDING BMD MARRIAGES; 5. FINDING BMD DEATHS; 6. CENSUS SOLUTIONS; 7. UNDERSTANDING PARISH REGISTERS; 8. FINDING PARISH REGISTER CHRISTENINGS; 9. FINDING PARISH REGISTERS MARRIAGES; 10. FINDING PARISH REGISTER BURIALS AND MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS; 11. USING NEWSPAPERS AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE; 12. GETTING MORE FROM WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS; 13. DIRECTORIES AS A CENSUS SUBSTITUTE; 14. ELECTORAL ROLL AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE; 15. OTHER ALTERNATIVE SOURCES; 16. YET MORE SOURCES: THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACTS AND THE GENEALOGIST; 17. PUBLISHING YOUR FAMILY TREE; 18. ORAL HISTORY; 19. LOCAL HISTORY; 20. DESCRIPTIONS OF AN ANCESTOR'S HOME; 21. CLUSTER GENEALOGY AND COMMUNITIES; 22. MILITARY RECORDS; 23. OCCUPATIONAL RECORDS; 24. IRELAND: PROBLEMS AND INSPIRATION; 25. INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGY; 26. PHOTOGRAPHS; 27. EARLY GENEALOGY; 28. GENETICS AND GENEALOGY; 29. HERITAGE; 30. COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR RESEARCH; 31. THE GENEALOGY INDUSTRY; APPENDIX: THE TOP 10 BRICK WALL TIPS; INDEX.

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors

This book provides a wealth of information, advice, and techniques to help solve these genealogy problems and gives family historians the tools they need to track down even the most elusive forebears.

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors

Author: Kirsty F. Wilkinson

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780719830532

Page: 256

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Tracing family history has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and the availability of many records online means that those fortunate enough to have Scottish ancestors can easily access many of the sources they need to build their family tree. However, as research progresses, most family historians will eventually hit the dreaded "brick wall" and find themselves unable to proceed further. This book provides a wealth of information, advice, and techniques to help solve these genealogy problems and gives family historians the tools they need to track down even the most elusive forebears. Contents include: sources for Scottish family history research, both traditional archives and online resources; techniques for searching and interpreting genealogical records; planning and recording research; and common genealogy problems and their solutions.

The Family Tree Problem Solver

Introduction I remember as if it were yesterday the day I became hooked on
genealogy. My husband and I were visiting ... I was hooked, and have been
addicted to solving genealogical problems ever since. I gave my first lecture on
problem ...

The Family Tree Problem Solver

Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440311951

Page: 256

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Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find: Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names “li>Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850 Case studies that show how to apply the author’s advice to real-life research roadblocks Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.

Ancestry magazine

Was the problem solved? s there another method or resource? DOCUMENTS IN
DETAIL DIED. GREENWOOD-In this city, December 28th. 1883. uch, if not all, of
genealogy involves problem solving. Genealogy is more than a mere ...

Ancestry magazine

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.

The Family Tree Detective

A Manual for Analysing and Solving Genealogical Problems in England and
Wales, 1538 to the Present Day Colin Rogers. advice on how to organise it
properly—by which time it is often too late, for the genealogist is already buried
under tons ...

The Family Tree Detective

Author: Colin Rogers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719009167

Page: 145

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The Historical Biographer s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis

Offering a 10-step solution to genealogical problems, this QuickSheet will help you leap the proverbial brick wall and save you hours of frustration.

The Historical Biographer s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780806318950

Page: 2

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Offering a 10-step solution to genealogical problems, this QuickSheet will help you leap the proverbial brick wall and save you hours of frustration. The outgrowth of a lifetime of professional experience, the 10 steps provide a systematic basis for problem solving unique to genealogy. When faced with an elusive person or missing or contradictory information, these steps will be your lifeline, helping you to resolve tricky problems related to sources, evidence, and proof. In addition to the 10 steps, this QuickSheet contains a "Life Stages Worksheet"--a form to be filled in covering most life events from birth to death through six specific stages of life. This single-page form allows for a systematic listing of records which you can review at a glance" --provided by the publisher.

Ancestry Newsletter

George Polya Understand the Problem To “ understand the problem , ” in one
sense , is to determine what uch , if not all , of genealogy involves problem you
are trying to prove . Are you documenting a parentage ? Are you solving .
Genealogy ...

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Elements of Genealogical Analysis

"This handbook presents a step-by-step process for solving genealogical problems -- a methodology thirty years in the making.

Elements of Genealogical Analysis

Author: Robert Charles Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780880823135

Page: 168

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"This handbook presents a step-by-step process for solving genealogical problems -- a methodology thirty years in the making. Developed by Anderson and perfected through his work on the Great Migration Study Project, this systematic approach considers each source, each record, and each possible linkage before making a genealogical conclusion...Examples of actual research problems and continuing case studies, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams, walk you through the steps of effective genealogical analysis" -- Publisher's description.

Genealogy Bulletin

Yet these documents are the heart and soul of genealogical research in America
. Therefore , it is still true that using and understanding these microfilmed
documents is the key to solving genealogical problems . It is also true ,
unfortunately ...

Genealogy Bulletin

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Genealogy

GUIDE TO RESEARCH Threading through examples of problem solving may
seem an exercise in futility . It may seem a waste of time as the particular
example or examples are not your problems . That may be true . However ,
seeing how ...

Genealogy

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Maine Genealogist

Solving the most difficult genealogical problems requires perseverance . We are
of course happy when we find our ancestors neatly recorded in a well -
documented family history , but such a find does not provide the same level of
satisfaction ...

Maine Genealogist

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National Genealogical Society Quarterly

and ancestors may remain hidden and Once a problem is solved , have the
solution described as unknown . vetted — a ... that arose from Solving
genealogical problems calls for suppositions that blinded scholars and
imagination balanced by ...

National Genealogical Society Quarterly

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Key to Genealogical Research Essentials

( 3 ) It also requires a working knowledge of genealogical records and sources
and the ability to utilize them to their fullest extent in solving particular
genealogical problems . ( 4 ) Last , but not least , it requires a knowledge of the
geographical ...

Key to Genealogical Research Essentials

Author: Norman Edgar Wright

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Page: 250

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Heritage Quest

break your history down into smaller , Solving Genealogical Problems on the
manageable pieces . Import names , dates Computer has been included in the
fourth and events from your genealogy software . set of lessons . These are
enhanced ...

Heritage Quest

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Guide to Reference Books

B39 A guide to books and original records , intended for librarians providing
reference service to genealogical patrons of English ancestry . Indexed . ...
Emphasizes genealogical research methods and solving specific research
problems .

Guide to Reference Books

Author: Robert Balay

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN:

Page: 613

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The 10th edition of the Guide (1986) is one of a small core of references essential to the day-to-day operations of Reference and Research Book News (it was enthusiastically reviewed in our May 1987 issue) and, we trust, to librarians and researchers everywhere. This Supplement, the only one to the 10th edition, lists 4,668 titles that cover reference publishing from the end of December 1984 through the end of 1990. As in prior editions, the focus continues to be on reference works for scholarly research, but representative works intended for general reference are included as well. Member price, $76.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly

Here is one solution to your small genealogical problems . This will be a
Members ... or questions answered . This is not a means for compiling your entire
genealogy . It is only intended as a service for solving small genealogical
problems .

The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly

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MCGS Reporter

... 1798 Rebellion in Ireland and Its Records T - 4 Tracing Your Italian Ancestry T
- 10 Synagogue Records S - 94 New Sources for Jewish Genealogy S - 88 Polish
Genealogical Problem Solving F - 46 Scotland - For Those Just Getting Started ...

MCGS Reporter

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Genealogical Journal

Though not interested in a genealogy career , when he took a genealogy class
from David H . Pratt , he found the challenge of solving genealogical problems
intriguing . In another class , he wrote a brief history of his great - grandfather ...

Genealogical Journal

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