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I have to tell you, this Brick Wall is really high and I am trying to come up with new ways to get info to come in. What I did was add the maiden name and married name to the females and see if a leaf comes up. For the men, I have so many common first names until it has actually been impossible to figure out if they are kin. So I add the sibling names and or parent name to give some definite information. That brought in some possible tidbits.
2nd-On the page where I have the name and family members name, I really don't know what to call it, theres the MEMBER CONTACT. I started clicking on that to see if there are people out there looking for the same information. In many instances 'yes'. Other's will give information about a person such as place and date of birth, and it is really close to what I have. So I email them through Ancestry message's. Luckily lately I have gotten 2 responses from 2 different people and we are both looking deeper into that particular surname because they were born in the same county and state of our research. Their family surname changed in the 1880's, but someone knew about it and told them. Sometimes a member of your family dsappears from records, you know they should be in. They may have changed their surname and moved to another state and city. As the seniors get older, a family researcher may have some information in their interview notes and not think it's important. So you have to try asking and give key information to the Member Contacts. They might be a cousin. ;)

One other thing, if you have pictures of deceased members scann and post them on your family tree. Frame that face real close. This is a sure way for people researching the same names can eliminate a search if they are not the person they are looking for.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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