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Solving Genealogy Problems: How to Break…

Solving Genealogy Problems: How to Break Down 'Brick Walls' and…

by Dr. Graeme Davis

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Promises to much but offer nothing but fluff. Studiously raises all the obstacles that family history researchers encounters, the brick walls we all come to know so well, makes some fairly obvious alternative suggestions but then. Just leaves us there hanging out to dry. Yes it covers a wide spectrum of family history research sources. In doing so there were a couple of comments of interest to me. Here is the rub, it useless as a starter kit and it has no depth of insight to offer a stuck serious researcher facing that brickwall. Just waffle. What is desperately missing are some examples, examples of the records available examples of worked out solutions. Then the book might have had something to offer, either to the novice or to the experienced researcher, but not to both.
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This text is for those who have done some work on their family tree but have hit the inevitable problem of 'brick walls'. Unlike most genealogy books this one starts with the 1801 census - others imply that that the census started in 1841.

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