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Finding things out

My family research has always been slow. I hit brick walls, I'm sure everyone knows about those, then I hit that brick wall with my head till I have to stop. I take breaks simply because everyone so often I need a break. Still I always come back to it. Why? Well I love to find things out about where I come from. My background is mainly a mix of Scots/Irish and German/Norwegian so it presents problems. Still sometimes you find that once piece that opens up a whole avenue of places and people…


Added by Sara Cosh on March 19, 2014 at 23:21 — 4 Comments

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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