Sooner or later you are going to run into a brickwall when researching your ancestors. I have several brickwalls in my research. I decided to review the methods other researchers have used to overcome their genealogical brickwalls;
then design a method that might help me have success in breaking down my brickwalls. This article summarizes the steps I developed to help me find those elusive brickwall ancestors.
Part 1 of Canadian Genealogy Online contained a general overview of how to research your Canadian ancestors and gave several links to and tips about the records that might be available for searching. It included a description of
when Censuses began
to be recorded for each of the Canadian provinces and links to the online Canadian Census images and name indexes.
Part 2 and Part 3 explored online resources for genealogy research in Alberta
and British Columbia and Part 4 listed resources for Manitoba.
Part 5 explores New Brunswick online resources for genealogy research.
Research resources for other provinces will be presented in future newsletters.
While directing the book specifically toward librarians, Dowell states that it can also be used as a resource for family historians who are researching their own families. It was written for those who have little or no prior genealogical
expertise, so it would be very helpful for the beginning genealogist.
6 March 2013, Philadelphia, PA: The National Archives at Philadelphia will present a workshop titled "United Methodist Church Archives: An Introduction to its Resources for Local History and Genealogy." Dr. L. Dale Patterson, the Archivist-Records Administrator for the General Commission on Archives and History, will be the speaker. For more information, visit http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/calendar.html.
7 March 2013, Longview, WA: Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
will present a program on "Methodology." Pat Crimmel will guide a panel
discussion of topics such as getting started, what you want to look for, and
sourcing your facts. For more information, visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/schedule.htm
8 & 9 March 2013, Orange Park, FL: The North Florida Genealogy
Conference will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
in Orange Park. The keynote addresses will be given on Friday evening and
will include "The New Family Tree" by Janet Hovorka and "Blacks in the
Bible" by Darius A. Gray. A wide range of classes will be offered on
Saturday. Pre-registration ends on January 15, 2013. For more information,
9 March 2013, Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada: The Quebec Family
History Society will hold a free public lecture, "Great Moments in
Genealogy." For more information, visit
12 March 2013, New York City, NY: The National Archives at New
York City will present a workshop titled "Introduction to Census Records."
The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, visit
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