Even the luckiest of family historians will come up against brick walls from time to time. This talk shows that everyone left a paper trail and that it’s almost always possible to find it. It introduces a number of strategies to help you get around the brick walls and dead ends in your research, paying particular attention to getting the most out of online databases and advanced techniques such as ‘family reconstruction’.
Dave Annal worked for The National Archives for ten years, at the Family Records Centre and at Kew. He now runs Lifelines Research where he is frequently called upon by clients to help solve their trickier problems. Dave is the author of a several family history books, notably the second edition of his bestselling beginners’ guide Easy Family History. He is a resident expert on Your Family History magazine and regular speaker on the family history circuit.