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How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?

I am working on a research project for a friend because I can’t seem to get my genealogy fix with my own lines 😉  I like working on other people’s trees since it gives me experience in a research area that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. This line has me a bit confounded. … Continue reading How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?

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My Great Great Grandfather had a Brother?

I was researching in the new Halstead’s Mortuary database at familysearch.org tonight.  I never pass up a new database for San Francisco since records are few and far between. In an hour, I found exactly one family member. Matthew A. Kelly.  What I found didn’t add anything to what I already had. I decided to… Continue reading My Great Great Grandfather had a Brother?