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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors


Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges

Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising’s best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration
  • Tips for finding ”missing” ancestors on censuses
  • Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree
  • A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers
  • Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records
  • Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names
  • Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850
  • Case studies that show how to apply the author’s advice to real-life research roadblocks
  • Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan

This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you’ll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.

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  • Searching for Hannah Hayes,mother of Bertha Ballinger(Harris),from Rossville,TN.Hannah married Willie Harris,in TN.
    1.Who was Hannah Hayes parents,and Grandparents?
    2.When did Hannah Hayes pass away?Willie had a second wife.
    3.Who are the Hayes in Fayette County, TN that are related to Hannah Hayes?
    4.Does Hannah Hayes family have a public tree,on Ancestry.com?

    Thank You

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