Beat your brick walls and defeat your dead ends with these 12 strategies that professional genealogists use to solve their toughest challenges.
You were happily researching your ancestors, finding them in one record after another. Then all of a sudden, boom! You hit a dead end. You just can't find anything on that ancestor or family anymore — it's as if she disappeared from the face of the earth. You feel stumped, frustrated and unsure where to turn next.
The good news is you're not alone. You've hit what genealogists have come to know as a "brick-wall" problem, and sooner or later it happens to everybody.