Category: United States of America, Family Brick Walls

Categories: Family Brick Walls | United States of America

Brick Wall Strategies for Dead-End Family Trees[1]

  • Review What You Already Have - Organizing your files and reviewing your facts may uncover the clue you're looking for.
  • Go Back to the Original Source - Many of us are guilty when transcribing information or recording notes of only including the facts we deem important at the time.
  • Broaden Your Search - When you can't find a birth record for your ancestor that lists his/her parents, maybe you can locate one for a sibling.
  • Question and Verify - Many brick walls are built from incorrect data.
  • Check Name Variations - Get creative with name spellings and variations and cover all the possibilities.
  • Learn Your Boundaries - Town, county, state, and country boundaries have changed over time.
  • Ask for Help - "Fresh eyes can often see beyond brick walls."


  • To add your ancestor to this list add [[Category:United States Family Brick Walls]] to the top line of your ancestor's biography section - replace United States with the name of your state.
  • See related categories: [[Category:US Southern Colonies Brick Wall]]
  • Please, post all the information you have for this ancestor in the Biography section and set the privacy setting to "Open".
  • BEWARE of spelling errors. Do not use Brickwall, Brickwalls, Brick Wall (singular).

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Person Profiles (9)

16 Apr 1816 Randolph, Charlotte, Virginia, United States - 06 Feb 1895
abt 1825 Barbour, West Virginia, United States - 1900 photo
abt 1830 - aft 1900
26 Jul 1818 New York, United States - 18 Feb 1878
abt 1850 Germany - abt 1888 photo
abt 1775 - abt 1813
15 Mar 1874 Tennessee
abt 1806 - aft 1867

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