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500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems Paperback – June 1, 2003


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  • Paperback: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Moorshead Magazines Ltd (June 1, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0973130318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973130317
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Julie A. Hammons on September 2, 2005
There is a lot of very good information in this book and I believe I will be referring to it often. I wish it were either indexed or had a Table of Contents that organized the subjects into catagories. It takes some searching to locate specific information.

Julie H.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ann on April 21, 2006
Especially near the end of the book the same methods were used to break through the wall. As mentioned by another reviewer, would have been much better if the family names inside were indexed at the end (even just surnames). Best as a pick-up and drop down for a week book, would help to keep the repetitive bits from being as annoying. Also would have been nice if they had a listing of ways at the end, or even a nice introductory essay.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Country Girl on January 16, 2007
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The reviews gave me a heads-up on the book and for the most part they were right. I actually read it cover-to-cover as night-time reading hoping I would just happen on the exact tip to break through some genealogy brickwalls. Excellent if your brickwall is after @1840 or 1850. Lots of tips. Not much if your brickwall is (as mine are) prior to 1840 or even in the late 1700s.

The book is indexed but no surnames. One reviewer posted that it could use the title of each "brick" put into categories. I agree it needs something but couldn't come up with what category(s) I'd want to see.

A nice read with a few gems here and there. Again, if your brickwall is after about 1840 -- then go ahead. If before then, you might want to look elsewhere. But I did enjoy reading it. Some really interesting info -- you wouldn't believe why SOME of these ancestors were so hard to find. :-) Requires out-of-the-box thinking. And some of the best stories in the book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Wolford on December 18, 2006
Filled with short stories about how other folks broke through the inevitable brick-wall, this is a nice source for some out-of-the-box thinking. It you are looking for inspiration or brainstorming for new ideas, you might find this book right up your alley. However, you are are looking for real instructions, you are probably going to be disappointed with it. It isn't well organized so the story titles won't help you decide which ones might help your particular situation. Is this a must-have book? No. But as a general interest read on the subject with the possibility of sparking a new avenue for your own research, it is suitable.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Margie Brewer on January 11, 2007
This is just another in the long list of "let us help you" genealogy books. Would I consider it helpful, maybe for a newbe,but not for someone that has been on the search for a long time. It directs you through the same things that are readily available on the net. So NO If it didn't cost to return I would have sent it back. Now I only by books that I can check out at the library first, to see if it is worth it. Abig NO on this item.
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