Yesterday, a small group of Diggers tackled one of Marci Kenney's brick walls. She had been trying, unsuccessfully, to find the parents of one of her husband's ancestors. You know the problem - common first and last name - bad records - NO records - misspellings - Irish roots... We've all been there - or are there - or will be there someday.
We don't know if anything we did helped, but I was thrilled to get an email from her today letting me know she found what she was looking for!
Breaking down our brick walls is never easy - but sharing our research challenges brings many new eyes, a few new perspectives, and one or two places to look you may not have thought of on your own.
We certainly can't promise instant success - but we are always willing to try.