Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find:
-Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration
-Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses
-Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree
-A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers
-Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records
-Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names
-Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850
-Case studies that show how to apply the author's advice to real-life research roadblocks
-Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan.
This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Paperback. 255 pgs.