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

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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
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The Family Tree Problem Solver

Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440311951

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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 • 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 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
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Genealogy Bulletin

Seems one George Polya , a mathematics professor at Stanford University ,
outlined a fourstep plan to solve mathematical problems . That same plan could
easily adapt to solving genealogy problems . In brief , here ' s the Polya Plan : ( 1
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Ancestry magazine

Step 8: Keep an open mind No matter how carefully studied a problem may be,
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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.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly

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Maine Genealogist

Solving the most difficult genealogical problems requires perseverance . We are
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documented family history , but such a find does not provide the same level of
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MCGS Reporter

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- 10 Synagogue Records S - 94 New Sources for Jewish Genealogy S - 88 Polish
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The Genealogical Helper

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and the Directory of Genealogical ... P77 CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING TO
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Forum

Institute of Genealogical Studies 26 - 31 July 1998 Harvey Hotel Dallas , Texas A
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The American Genealogist

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Genealogy for Librarians

C . D . Rogers , The family tree detective ( 2nd ed . , 1985 ) is intended according
to its subtitle to be a manual for analysing and solving genealogical problems in
England and Wales , 1538 to the present day . It is confined to searches for ...

Genealogy for Librarians

Author: Richard Harvey

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1983, interest in genealogy, and the consequent pressures on libraries, have continued at a high level. This guide is written by a librarian at Guildhall Library, London with long experience in dealing with genealogical enquires. It gives comprehensive coverage to the sources which can provide the information required by professional or amateur genealogists or by other professionals such as solicitors or medical researchers needing occasional recourse to population records. The guide contains chapters on preliminary and ancillary material; published secondary sources; inhabitants lists; records of births, marriages and deaths; career records; poverty, crime and litigation; heraldry; and migration. While concentrating mainly on English sources, guidance is also given for Welsh, Scottish and Irish sources and brief mention of other European sources is made. A detailed index and full bibliography are provided. The introductory chapter examines the role of the librarian in assisting the genealogist to identify and trace sources, and examines the problems of how much help can be given and at what cost. Genealogists themselves will find much of use to them in this book, both in the UK and in those countries with populations of English ancestry, e.g. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. After ten years this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and now includes a bibliography, plus new sections on divorce and adoption.

The Treesearcher

Seminar Guest Speakers / Topics , continued Mills , Elizabeth Shown - Spring
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APG Quarterly

In a legion of cases , especially in the pursuit of Southern genealogy in the early
1800s and " frontier genealogy " in any ... Land Titles : A Neglected Key to
Solving Genealogical Problems , " Louisiana Genealogical Register 31 ( June
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Connecticut Ancestry

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