Published date: 31 May 2013

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.

Author: Dave Annal Duration: 00:50:48

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  1. 11 June 2013
    8:05 am

    Alan Davidson

    Won’t download from the iTunes store – get error message

  2. 11 June 2013
    9:25 am

    Nova Maxwell (admin)

    Alan – Thanks for your comment. We’ve fixed the issue now so you should be able to download the podcast from iTunes. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  3. 9 July 2013
    8:56 pm

    Carole Steers

    Even though I have been researching my family history for many many years we all have brickwalls and need ideas on how to find the ‘missing’.

    Dave’s talk is very informative and full of useful tips and ideas of how to break them down.

    Thank You.

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