Brick Wall Help

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Brick Wall Help

Our Ancestor Source Finder tool can help find U.S. ancestors by giving suggestions for records to look for. It can be particularly helpful in brick wall situations.

Helpful Articles for Brick Walls

Brick Wall Case Studies

A "brick wall" ancestor is one that you are having difficulty finding. Below are case studies about a difficult genealogical question that we were able to solve with the details of how we did it. Though these articles might not be about your individual ancestor, we hope that reading about some of the strategies we used will help you to break down your own brick walls.