Resources for Genealogists

About Genealogy Research:
Research Tips and Solving Difficult Research Problems

If your research seems to hit a dead-end or poses a tough problem, you can often find other paths by learning how others solved their research problems. Here are some articles and online resources that may provide some ideas and answers. (These resources, as mentioned above, are not endorsed by the National Archives).


From the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 83, No. 1 (March 1995), see:
  • Thomas W. Jones, "The Children of Calvin Snell: Primary versus Secondary Evidence."
  • Joy Reisinger, "Is Mother Genevieve a Greslon or a Fontaine?"
From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 151, Whole No. 603 (July 1997), see:
  • Vernon D. Turner, "Lydia Gaymer, the Wife of Humphrey Turner of Scituate."
  • Steven E. Sullivan, "Joanna (Adams) Lunt Identified."
From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 128, No. 2 (April 1997), see:
  • Harry Macy Jr., "The Van Wicklen/Van Wickle Family: Including its Frisian Origin and Connections to Minnerly and Kranckheyt."
  • Cynthia B. Biasca, "Jacques Hertel and the Indian Princesses."
  • Frederick C. Hart Jr., "A Proposed Family for Thomas Jones of Fairfield, Connecticut, and Huntington, Long Island."
The NGS Quarterly, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and the NYG&B Record can be found in libraries with a large genealogical collection, or you may be able to purchase back issues from the societies that published them.

Web Sites:

Ancestors: Tips and Tricks, from the PBS companion web site to Ancestors series.

Ancestry Quick Tips

Links to beginners tips on Cyndi's List

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