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Secret: My New Way of Breaking Down Brick Walls
I have a confession to make: I’m always looking for new ways to progress with my own genealogy research. You’re probably saying, “Where does he find the time? Thomas is always posting new finds and ways to help genealogy researchers, I didn’t think he had time for his own research!”
It can be a bit like “the cobbler’s children have the worst shoes” here with my own research, but I’m always on the lookout for ways to break down my brick walls. I don’t always migrate towards FAST and EASY – I want solutions that are truly helpful.
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For me, brick walls are not smashed through all at once; rather, I look for an opening and then continue to chip away. Record Matches at MyHeritage recently brought up several items for my Leehive line in Ulster County, New York, many containing valuable maiden names of women who had married into the family. When doing this type of collateral research, you need every clue you can find, and I’m finding them on MyHeritage. I can’t wait to review the matches I got for my MacEntee and Leehive lines as well as my Hennebergs.
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