Week #5 – Life Experiences

Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences. Can you find an example of this in your own family tree? Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for, and how did that person shape your family history experience?This challenge runs from Sunday, January 29, 2012 through Saturday, February 3, 2012.

I feel I’ve had several blessing along my climb up my family tree. While several branches have yielded much documentation, others have remained rather laconic. Case in point, my paternal grandfather’s own grandmother didn’t seem to bear a maiden name. After 5 years of hitting walls, one of my friends found out her maiden name. That was fantastic because I was able to trace this 2nd great grandma’s family line back to The Netherlands.


One response to this post.

  1. Nothing like breaking through a brick wall. Sometimes it just takes a fresh eye to find the critical piece.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)


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