My current article is now up and live on the free blog for GenealogyBank.
My most recent article is about new and different ways to attack brick walls in your genealogy and family history work.
Titled Genealogist Chips Away at His Family History ‘Brick Wall’ this article deals with breaking through brick walls though the use of some alternate means and searchers.
An excerpt follows:
The most impenetrable brick wall in my personal genealogy quest began as, and continues to be, my maternal great grandfather, Joseph K. Vicha.
When I was starting my genealogy the sum total of our family’s knowledge on my great grandfather Vicha was his name, his wife’s name, Anna Knechtl, and a penciled note of unknown date and author that simply stated “Joseph K. Vicha – Pisec (sic)”. Nothing more.
Over the years of my searching, I can happily report that I have been successful in finding my great grandfather’s birth family, home village in Bohemia (Czech Republic now) of Milevsko, and have traced this family line back to the mid-1600s in Bohemia. However, he still disappears from view in 1911. But what wonderful things I am finding in the years between his birth in 1862 and his disappearance in 1911!
What I am discovering to be an extraordinarily useful method in my work is to expand the search terms I am using in GenealogyBank.com and other places.
A couple of examples might help me explain this best.
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I hope it might help someone else make a breakthrough as it did for me!
Onward To Our Past® and Cheers!