Saturday, September 17, 2005

Tip o' the Dae

ShoeString Genealogy:

Help for Your Brick Walls

"When you encounter a brick wall in your research, write a letter or e-mail to a genealogy-minded friend. Write down all the background information and then thoroughly explain the problem and what you want to accomplish.
The act of explaining your brick wall to someone who is unfamiliar with it can cause you to look at the problem in a new light. You can make connections that you had not made afore and think of new avenues to pursue. You may find you don't even need to send the letter because of all the new ideas you've come up with. Of course it doesn't hurt to send the letter and get another point of view! "


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