6 Leave it for a bit

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - BRICK WALLS -

New datasets are com­ing on­line all the time. If you feel that you’ve ex­hausted all av­enues with your brick wall, then it might be time to just put it aside and pick it up later in the hope that rel­e­vant ma­te­rial will come on­line. But be­fore you leave your brick wall, make a note of what you have tried al­ready so that you don’t waste your time in fu­ture. Also re­mem­ber that it’s not just the sub­scrip­tion sites that are adding datasets – fam­il­y­search. org is go­ing all guns with in­dex­ing its mi­cro­fiche ma­te­rial, and many archives are work­ing with vol­un­teers to cre­ate in­dexes of their ma­te­rial. Re­visit in a year’s time and the so­lu­tion may be wait­ing for you.

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