The steady flow of newspapers, records and documents going online on GenealogyBank gives family historians a lot to search and comb through.
These newspapers and documents were published over the past 3 centuries – so sometimes it takes a little detective work to find our ancestors.
Here are a few tips: 1. First search for the person by name. Put in the person’s last name and first name. Examine the results and see if you are able to quickly spot your relative. I had a person write me and ask why he couldn’t find his relative Gayla Marie Jackson. By repeating the search & using only the first name: Gayla and last name: Jackson – her obituary came right up. TIP: Limit your search to only the first name and the surname.
2. If you don’t find a person after the first or second attempt – step back and search on just the surname and slowly add additional facts.
I recently helped a person with the surname: Suárez.
We have very few genealogists that write us saying that they cannot find their relatives but we are here to help. If you’re not finding your relatives – alert me right away at: email@example.com. Let me see what I can do to help you uncover your relatives and document your family tree.
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