More Brick Wall Ancestor Series articles added

We have added 4 more brick wall ancestor series articles:

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #23: Finding the family of an adopted man’s biological mother The birth and death information for an adopted man’s biological mother had been located. Could her family be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #24: Finding the descendants of one of the daughters in a family A marriage record Nancy had been located, but nothing else had been located. Did she have descendants and could they be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #25: Finding the hometown of a Japanese immigrant to New York Masazo was known to have come from Japan but there hadn’t been a document located that listed his home town. Could a document be located?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #26: Locating the family of a New Jersey man with many men in the area of the same name John was born in New Jersey before birth records were kept, and he wasn’t listed in the 1850 census with his parents. Could his family be located?

More Brick Wall Ancestor Series articles added

We have added 4 more brick wall ancestor series articles:

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #19: Finding a man and his parents when only his initials and last name were known G W Gray appeared in the census with his wife and children, but his full name hadn’t been idenitified yet. Could his family be found?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #20: Finding a Tennessee woman’s parents without a birth record Prudence was born before birth records were kept in Tennessee and wasn’t listed on any census records with her parents. Could her family be identified?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #21: Finding a New Hampshire man’s parents without a birth record Ezra did not have a birth record, and only his father’s name was known. Could his family be identified?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #22: Finding an Indiana man’s family when he hadn’t been found with them in the census Jesse did not have a birth record, and he hadn’t been found with his family in the census records. Could his family be identified?

More Brick Wall Ancestor Series articles added

We have added 9 more brick wall ancestor series articles:

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #10: Finding the family of an Irish family with common names living in New York City Edmond and Mary were immigrants to the United States from Ireland, their ages listed differently in the records, and no document had been located that named their parents or their specific place of origin in Ireland. Could their families be found?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #11: Locating a San Francisco man’s parents when a fire destroyed many of the genealogical records Matthew lived in San Francisco for many years and the vital records burned in a fire in 1906. Could his parents be identified?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #12: Finding the parents of a New Jersey man with no vital or census records that listed his parents William didn’t have a birth or death record, and his marriage record didn’t list his parents. He wasn’t with his parents in the census records. Could his parents be identified?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #13: Finding the family of a Pennsylvania woman with no birth record Mary Ann was born in Pennsylvania and her father’s name was known but it was uncertain which family she belonged to. Could her family be located?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #14: Locating a vital records certificate using the index information There was an index for a birth certificate found online. Could the original document be located?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #15: Finding a family’s address in St Louis A Laux family descendant wanted to know where the Laux family lived in St Louis in order go and visit the old family home. Could their address be found?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #16: Finding a woman’s family who had moved from Ohio to Australia Annie’s marriage record and death record listed her parents as unknown. Could her family be located?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #17: Identifying a Pennsylvania woman’s family without a document that names her parents No document had been located that named Sarah’s parents. Could her family be identified?

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #18: Finding the family of a man from South Carolina living in Georgia No documents listed the names of the parents of Jones F Miller. Could his family be identified?

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Brick Wall Ancestor Series articles added

We have added our first 9 brick wall ancestor series articles:

Brick Wall Ancestor Series #1: Solving a Connecticut man’s unknown parents using genealogical records and DNA Descendants had been trying to find out who Ruluf’s parents were for more than 100 years unsuccessfully. Could his parents be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #2: Discovering the family of a woman living in Ohio from an unknown place in New Jersey Online trees listed who Catherine’s family was, but there were no sources to prove it and no document located that named her parents. Could her family be proven from actual documents?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #3: Finding the birth place and parents of an Italian immigrant to the United States Leonard spelled his name several different ways and put his age and immigration differently on each census. Could he be found in his home country of Italy?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #4: Finding the birth place and parents of a Danish immigrant to the United States John’s passenger list to America hadn’t been located and he had a common name. Could he be found in his home country of Denmark?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #5: Locating the family of an Irish woman in Connecticut Catherine was from somewhere in Ireland and lived in Connecticut. Could her family be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #6: Finding the family of a Massachusetts Revolutionary War soldier It was a family tradition that Benjamin Clark served in the Revolutionary War. Did he really serve and could his parents be proven?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #7: Verifying the family of a Pennsylvania man with a common name There were online trees that showed Jacob’s family, but few original source documents to prove it and many men of the same name in the area. In addition, Jacob lived before there were vital records kept in Pennsylvania or census records that listed all family members by name. Could his family clearly be identified?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #8: Finding the birth place and family of a Swedish immigrant living in Massachusetts Frank lived in Massachusetts and records showed he was originally from Sweden, but the town of his birth hadn’t been found. Could his birth place and parents be found?
Brick Wall Ancestor Series #9: Finding the burial location of an immigrant from Ireland who died in New York Thomas was a man from Ireland who died in New York. Could his burial location be found?

If you would like us to consider researching your ancestor to include an article about them, you can send a request for your ancestor to be included.


Genealogy Record Listing and New Article Updates

We have added many new records this month, primarily from cemetery records. We also corrected many links that needed updating. We are now up to 747,020 helpful links!

We have also added the following new genealogy learning articles:
How to Find Your Ancestor’s Burial Location
How to Find an Obituary for Your Ancestor
The FamilySearch Catalog: The Amazing Free Resource Resource You May Be Missing

We hope this new information will be helpful to you in your research.

Genealogy Record Listing Updates

We have added some new features to our site this month. We added new record type categories of court records, tax records, minority records, histories and genealogies, and miscellaneous records. We also added a page that explains all of the record type categories. We also have changed the listings in the directory to indicate which records are online records (rather than offline in archives). Happy searching!