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Brick Wall Series Part 4
Spotlight on Brick Wall Strategies-Proving Theories, Thinking Critically and Writing to Solve Genealogy Problems
by Kim Richardson
THIS IS PART 4 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 fourth session of the Brick Wall Series will focus on these 3 strategies.
Proving Our Theories
We all have theories and guesses about what happened to our ancestors or who their parents were. Reviewing and organizing those theories will help you sort them from “least likely correct” to “most likely correct.”
Thinking Critically to Strengthen Your Theory
Using a “devil’s advocate” approach, thinking critically helps you strengthen your best theories. You may even be able to eliminate a few ideas which is still progress forward.
Writing to Solve Genealogy Problems
Writing is probably the best brick wall busting method. Simple tips and tricks help us to be more comfortable using it tool to break down those brick walls.
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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