Other family historians are a rich source of help and advice when you reach a seemingly insurmountable problem and a forum is the perfect way to reach them. Our forum at www.whodoyouthinkyou aremagazine.com/forum is a bustling hive of activity. Download the WDYTYA? Forum app at iTunes and Google Play. It’s worth checking original parish register pages wherever possible rather than transcripts. Many a family history mystery has been solved by the notes a curate wrote in the margins of the parish registers next to an entry. In this case, the confirmation that one of Clare’s ancestors was actually a Dunham rather than a Brown. The number of newspapers online is growing rapidly, which has opened many doors that were previously closed to genealogists. The biggest database is britishnews paperarchives.co.uk (also on findmypast.co.uk.), but check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia: List_of_online_ newspaper_ archives for lesser-known and overseas sources.