Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tips to help with the inevitable brick wall

How true it is -- the "inevitable" brick wall. We all have them, which often makes genalogy research all the more intriguing. This week, Melissa Slate bring us some of her her personal tips on "Brick Wall Ancestors: How to Uncover the Past." One point, in particular, stands out -- keep an open mind. Be willing to go back and analyze your information, even when you think you know it by heart, because different information is relevant at different times. "Sometimes you need to forget what you know, or rather what you think you know." This is an amazing exercise that is tried and true, and is just one of several tips Melissa provides to help researchers jump hurdle.

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