Family mysteries or brickwalls--which category? [closed]

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Today, I thought about creating a Free Space page for all of my brick walls.  I searched G2G and found an interesting post from Michael Stills about his brick walls.  I found the Category for Family Brick Walls.  When I started to create the page, in reading through the instructions, I discovered that there is also a Category for Family Mysteries.  Why do we have two categories?  What is the difference between the two concepts?  Where should I go from here?
closed with the note: No longer using free space brick walls site
asked in Policy and Style by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
closed by Michael Stills

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A brick wall to me would be looking for information on a specific person, trying to confirm who they are and if it is the right person you are researching that allows you more information on your tree.

A family mystery is when you know who someone is but not why something happened or why they moved. Could include scandals and arrests. My husband's ggg grandfather disappeared in 1880 leaving his wife and 6 living children. It's been a mystery as to what happened until recently when I found a marriage license for a man with the same name and parents as my missing person the next year and in a different state!
answered by Kellie Rhodes G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)
selected by J. Crook
Thanks.  I'll think about that.

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