The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
Out on a Limb: Stuck on You
5/1/2007

Every hobby has insider lingo. When I got involved in family history, it took me only about five minutes to figure out the biggest buzzword in the genealogical lexicon: brick wall.

Throughout the community — on message boards, in mailing lists, at society meetings and events — researchers repeat the refrain. “My great-grandmother's maiden name is my brick wall.” “I'm at a brick wall with my immigrant ancestors' birthplace.” “My mom was adopted, so I've already hit a brick wall with my maternal grandparents.”

To continue reading this article
Share |
BOOKMARK PRINT
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Genealogist's Google Earth Premium Collection

With the free online program Google Earth, you can follow your forebears across the planet from the comfort of your personal computer.

Only available in April, this collection has a retail value of $123.99, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

Copyright © 2014 by F+W Media.