Have you ever taken a community-wide approach to your genealogy? That’s what Helen Shaw recommends to help you in your search. Helen, a professional genealogist with degrees in anthropology, routinely uses her anthropology research skills in her genealogy work.
This approach entails looking at your ancestor’s neighbors and community as a whole to figure out the puzzles in your research. It can help you figure out who a wife is, where they went to church or to record a deed, or what documents that neighbors kept, like journals, that may have some information about your ancestors.
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