English: An example of a Genealogy fan chart (...

English: An example of a Genealogy fan chart (or family tree fan chart) where paternal and maternal ancestors are shown as concentric rings of a fan. This family tree fan chart also includes family coats of arms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lately, I haven’t been finding the information that I have been seeking. This is a huge deterrent in my overall genealogy research. Why can’t I find what I need? Am I looking in the wrong places? I’m thinking so, at this point. So what do I do now? Keep forging on! Go, Go, Go!! Right now, I’ve been searching the Sutherland part of my family branch and have come to a detour of sorts. I’ve tried multiple search engines and keep coming up with the same sites that I’ve seen a hundred times over. What do you do when the road seems to have come to a dead end?

 

Things You Can Do:
1. Take a break!
2. If you have an idea, write it down. (Or you can do as I do and leave yourself a little note via your iPhone).
3.Read some of the message board forums. I know Ancestry.com has some good ones.
4. Talk to family members, they may have something to share with you too.
5. Talk to other Genealogy researchers, bloggers, even librarians! Someone should be able to help or at least point you in a new direction.


Have you thought about a research plan? You may be able to isolate the problem and come to some type of conclusion. It might even get you out of the rut that your research may currently be in.




Free Genealogy Forms


The Bailey’s Free Genealogy Forms


Printable Charts and Forms


Ancestry Charts- Free Download




There are also many audio/video podcast’s that you can listen to via iTunes! Check it out!
If you do not have iTunes, you can download it here: iTunes Download


Here is a sample podcast link for you!
Genealogy Gems Podcast (Episode #103)

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