Challenge #15: Write It Up!

It’s time to break out the chocolate cake or donuts or whatever form of reward you use to convince yourself to do an unpleasant task because this one is not pleasant! Up to this point, you’ve been digging into all your previous research on your subject of...

Challenge #13: Drill Into Old Photos

Hopefully, you’re almost done with analyzing the sources and information in your previous research. If you haven’t already done it, finish off your analysis with the records you have yet to re-examine in your files. Finally, tackle the photos you have for that family...

Challenge #11: Drill Into Land Records

In your previous research, did you find any land records for your ancestor? Land records have been a key to breaking through many of my brick walls: I found evidence of land being distributed at a man’s death to his children. I found a women selling land to a man of...

Challenge #10: Drill Into Census Records

Are you still focusing on your previous research files? Good, because the answer you seek may be sitting in your files and you just haven’t recognized it. For this challenge, I want you to go back through the census records you have found for your ancestor....