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Ah the joys of summer! Warm weather, grillin’ like a champ and wonderful fresh fruit. How can ya beat that?

How about those delightfully aromatic, golden globes of furry orange flesh that arrived with the advent of summer? Get your mind out of the gutter! I am talking about peaches. Luscious, juicy, sweet peaches. The kind that are just hanging around the store waiting on you to take them home to turn them into to a dessert so tasty it makes you wanna slap your momma. No, not really. But darn close.

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I am always tickled when I hear people say “Start your genealogy journey by writing down what you know about you, then your parents and then your grandparents.” Wow, that seems simple enough doesn’t it? But for some, it just isn’t that easy. With the exception of those children that are adopted most of us probably do know that “basic” information. But getting beyond the basic can prove to be difficult, if not impossible. Enter that stomach-turning, anxiety-creating term…. The Brick Wall. I think everyone that researches their family tree long enough is bound to find at least one brick wall. But perseverance, creative thinking (and researching) as well as endurance will help to break through and hopefully break down those walls.

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Some years ago when I began digging further into my mother’s family I quickly hit ¬†just such a wall when I asked “What are your great grandparent’s names.” Oh the blank looks and the sounds of crickets….Lots of crickets.

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