This afternoon I was thinking about the survey questions that would be asked before the start of each webinar. The survey questions help me gauge the level and needs of the audience. In the past I have given webinars and been surprised that they are heavily skewed toward a certain time frame or immigrant group.
So I thought I would put a question out to you ahead of time so that I can better find tune both of my webinars.
What is Causing Your Brick Wall?
Please let me know if your brick wall(s) falls into any of these categories. If not, please let me know where the obstacle is so I can try to address the issue.
- You can't find the parents of a male ancestor
- You can't find the parents of a female ancestor
- You can't find the geographic origins of your ancestor in the old country
- Your ancestor seems to have disappeared from all records without a trace
- Your ancestor has a challenging last name that is frequently misspelled
- You can't find records for a 19th, 18th or 17th century ancestor (tell me which century) because you are unfamiliar with the records of that time period
- Your ancestor comes from a region with burned court houses
- Your ancestor has a very common name and there are too many possible candidates
- Civil Registration started late where your ancestors lived
- Something else...
Please help me by telling me a little about your brick walls (especially if you are going to be listening in on the webinars). Leave your note in the comments or send me an email.
Thanks so much!
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