Brick Wall Help

Brick Wall Ancestor Series

A "brick wall" ancestor is one that you are having difficulty finding. As a service to the genealogy community, our brick wall ancestor series features articles 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. We add to the series regularly and recommend that you bookmark this page so that you can come back later and check for new ones.

If you have a great story about a difficult ancestor that you found, we would love to hear about the steps you took, and we may include it in our brick wall articles.

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.