We’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating.

If you’re “stuck,” write down all the assumptions you have made about your ancestor. Generally speaking, these are things you “know” but for which you have no documentation. Assumptions could include:

  • Married near where the first child was born
  • Wife outlived the husband
  • All the children married and had their own children
  • etc.

Assumptions can very from person to person. But….

cross one of those assumptions off. What if it were not true? Would your research change? How would it change?

Something to think about.




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