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April 5, 2011
Charting and mapping are the best research strategies you can use to help break a brick wall.
In thearticle “Brick Wall Breakthroughs for Genealogy Beginners” we showed you a Records
Checklist chart. Here are two more charts you can use to help get you past your brick wall and back one more generation.
A timeline chart is the best tool to help spot gaps in information such as too many years between
children. It can indicate a marriage date and a date of death.
List of Residences Chart
A list of residences chart used in tandem with plotting old maps is a good way to discover inconsistencies and gaps in your ancestor’s record.
Do you have any questions?
Would like a little help tackling your brick wall?
Simply post your
question and I will be happy to help.
April 3, 2012
I am having difficulty finding out a racial designation of an ancestor on both their birth record and on a census. More specifically, next to my great grandfather's name is the letter "A" in parenthesis. On a census record he is listed as being "black" but on other documents he is listed as being "mulatto." Where can I find documentation as to the (A) designation? Thank you in advance for your advice.
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