19 November 2010


      No matter what my topic is, most of the questions during my talks deal with brick walls. Today I am posting three video snippets of a talk I gave at the Gloucester County NJ Historical Society. Because of the number of brick wall questions, I departed from my prepared talk on church records and discussed how to find those ancestors hidden by the faery folk. Of course, if I knew THE method to blast every Irish family historian's brick wall, I would be a rich woman today (or, at least, very popular among family historians).  But, I hope perhaps the videos will inspire you to "think outside the box."

 Dr. A., a former Buddhist monk, would tell me to add that, more precisely, Buddhists would say that we simply perceive a wall. That is true, our research problems are walls only if we perceive them to be!