- Paperback: 406 pages
- Publisher: Moorshead Magazines Ltd (June 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- 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 (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems Paperback – June 1, 2003
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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.
This book flows like one run-on sentence interrupted here and there by boldface titles and the occasional (and poorly reproduced) photo or image. The Index may prove helpful in
guiding you, otherwise, be prepared to spend time reading through titles in the TOC (all 9 pages of it). Even at that, these titles do not always reflect the actual problem or solution.
It's a foregone conclusion that anyone tracing their family history will eventually hit a brickwall, so "500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems" could be the answer to circumventing some problems. That said, no reader should have to work so hard to obtain answers. If you are looking for a quick fix to a problem, look elsewhere. But, if you have the time, read this book as you would a novel and enjoy the stories while gleaning whatever tidbits of useful advice you can.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting book but not what I expected.....I was looking more for concrete solutions to perplexing genealogy brickwalls. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary L., Bennett
This book is loaded with great ideas to help you find those missing ancestors. It's worth having in your library.Published 10 months ago by Brenda Magee
Quite a lot of redundancy due to format of the collection of personal stories.Published 11 months ago by carolyn spradlin
If you do genealogy, you'll run into those troublesome brickwalls along the way. I found this book a great help in breaking through those walls. It is well worth the price.Published on October 29, 2013 by V. Eicke
What a gold mine in this book! I take it with me in the car to read anytime I have a few minutes. I have enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Annette