I've been studying a lot of books on process and methodologies for research lately (namely Professional Genealogy1 by Elizabeth Shown Mills and Mastering Genealogical Proof2 by Thomas Jones). Both books have made me take a critical look at my methods and slow down. I have several "brick wall" ancestors that have bugged me for years.… Continue reading Eureka! I found it!
When Ancestry.com announced their new Thrulines program was going to replace the DNA Circles, I have to admit I was stoked. I never really understood the Circles or what they actually meant to me so I pretty much just skipped over that tool completely. Thrulines replaced that concept with one that, to me at least,… Continue reading How I’m using Ancestry’s new Thrulines
Ugh! This family is driving me nuts! I'm still looking for Garrison Bush and his family and I swear, the more I dig, the more confused I get. In the 1850 Census, this is what his family looks like: Garrison Bush, age 32 - head of household Emily, age 26 - implied wife William, age… Continue reading So frustrated!