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Brick Wall Series Part 3
Spotlight on Brick Wall Strategies-Cluster/Collateral Research, Re-Examining Your Research & Using What You DON'T Find to Your Advantage
by Kim Richardson
THIS IS PART 3 OF 4 PART SERIES ON BRICK WALLS
We will review nine ways to solve tough genealogy problems and brick walls in this series. There are four sessions. Each session is about an hour long. Session 1 is an overview and introduction. Each of the other sessions will introduce three strategies and give examples of each strategy.
Each session in the series can be viewed by itself. This third session of the Brick Wall Series will focus on these 3 strategies.
Cluster and Collateral Research
Researching people who are NOT your direct ancestor is called cluster and collateral research. It may seem counter-intuitive, but researching other people is a great investigative method. You can find out more about your ancestor and solve mysteries.
Re-examine Your Research
Sometimes the answer is right in front of us. We often overlook it until we review all our research in detail for hints and clues that may have been missed.
Use What You DON’T Find to Your Advantage
Sometimes the absence of your ancestor where you think they should be can offer clues to answer your research question.
Kim Richardson enjoys serving the genealogy community by coaching and enabling others to do their own research successfully. She assists other genealogists to accomplish their goals and helps clients solve genealogy mysteries. Kim created the Brick Wall Buster Cards to show others her secret to solving tough genealogy problems. She also wrote the “Mississippi Research Guide” for Family Tree Magazine and researches for Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are?
Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.
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