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5 UK genealogy brick walls and how to overcome them

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Findmypast
30 December 2015

Every family historian hits a brick wall in their research from time to time. Don't give up, we've all been there! Here are some hints that might help you along the way...

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Why isn't my ancestor in the census?

Of course, some people didn't want to be found, and may have tried to avoid being on the census at all!

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Why can't I find a birth/marriage/death record?

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I've found two people with the same name. Which is my ancestor?

What about adoption or illegitimacy?

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How are Scottish and Irish records different from English and Welsh ones?

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