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Perils You May Encounter in Family History Research
by Nick Thorne.
There have been times, when I have embarked on family history research, that I will admit that I've just been too narrow in my thinking. I guess that I have concentrated too much on details that I believed to be correct about my ancestors. The sort of thing I mean is knowing how to spell their name and so not being open to variations. Another mistake is to only look in a particular town or area in a blinkered way. When we family history researchers investigating our family tree make these sort of mistakes then we are inviting grief and a whole lot of wasted time. We may well have been searching in the correct place but were we searching in the right or wrong way? My submission is that we just need to open up our minds to doing research in a smarter way and then we will often gain the reward of finding the data that we are searching.
I urge you to consider how your web-based research could perhaps gain in its quality if you always:
So if you memorize these seven ways for avoiding family-tree research pitfalls, you may be able to miss out on the errors that I made in the past when researching my ancestors! Good luck in your family history searches and if you need more help to break down brickwalls take a look at my blog
If you've been searching for your British Isles ancestors, as have I for several years now, then you too have probably hit some brick walls.
You probably concentrated you efforts on all the easy connections in your family tree and put aside all the frustrating ones to do later. I know how you feel as I continuously came up against all sorts of brick walls when I do my own family history. In the beginning I didn't know how to get past some of them, even though now I realise that they were relatively easy to crack. It is annoying as I missed out on a lot of leads that I would otherwise have found and followed sooner.
That is why I have published the
Family History Researcher English/Welsh course:
I don't just sell my valuable information... I also give it away!
You can access to some of my Free stuff here.
To start off take a look at the podcasts to the right... and then the video: Brick walls
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Podcast: 1.Five Golden Rules.
Podcast: 2.Stumbling Blocks.
Podcast: 3.Non Conformist in the Family?
Podcast: 4.IGI and Using Hugh Wallis' site.
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