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Genealogy thoughts and brick wall tips

Some thoughts about family history research…..

Genealogy Tree of Lee 1886 (Library of Congress)Genealogy Tree of Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland undocumented 1884 (Library of Congress)

  • Can a first cousin once removed…RETURN?
  • A pack rat is hard to live with, but makes a fine ancestor.
  • Genealogy is tracing yourself back to better people.
  • I think my ancestors had several “Bad Hair” days.
  • That’s strange: half my ancestors are WOMEN!
  • I researched my family tree…and apparently, I don’t exist.


Are you facing a brick wall in your family research? have you checked the following documents.


As family historian, do you have friends and family ask you how to get started in family research? This is a hard question to answer in a few minutes. Refer them to WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources to help them get started in this fun hobby. Makes a great Christmas gift!


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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