Have missing records stymied your genealogical search? Follow our routes around three common research roadblocks to find the family information you need.
Many a family historian has thrown up her hands in frustration after learning the records she needs simply aren't available due to acts of nature, unforeseen disasters or bad administrative decisions. Three of the most common roadblocks: the 1890 US census; lists of departing passengers from the popular port of Bremen, Germany; and 20th-century military service records.
Have these missing records hampered your genealogy search? We'll summarize the sad tales of these documents' demises and suggest detours you can take to arrive at the information you need.