The Occasional Genealogist

Can't seem to bust your brick wall?

Do you keep going off-track while researching a tough genealogy problem?

Most genealogists just keep researching and researching and researching. Often they chase after whatever attracts their attention in fear that they won't find it again later. Research (and more and more research) seems like the road towards a solution. But they are actually skipping five other essential (and simple) steps.

I've broken down the process into The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap, six steps any genealogist can follow to work towards busting your brick wall.

I'm not going to tell you this Roadmap is going to be a shortcut towards a solution. Really hard brick walls take time to dismantle.

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap will keep you on the path towards the solution instead of wandering aimlessly and getting nowhere.

Keep scrolling to learn more about how the Roadmap can help you.

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"This is a great tool to keep you focused on your brick wall! Plan your work then work your plan. Maybe I won't chase after as many rabbits and shiny records if I stick to this roadmap."

--Mary D.

If you're stuck because you can't find THE source or stuck because you keep getting distracted, you're probably focusing on SEARCHING for sources.

Instead, focus on RESEARCH, which is a whole process. Most genealogists think research is searching for sources but it's so much more. Successful genealogy takes the whole process, not just sources.

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap shows you the proven path to go from a brick wall problem, through the needed research process steps, to a solution.

Here's something exciting...

You might already have the solution to your brick wall and just not recognize it!

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap is designed to help you determine this. If you don't have your solution, the Roadmap will help you figure out what to do next.

Get the FREE Roadmap plus the included email series to help you use this proven process to go from stuck to solution.

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"This information is a great guideline for genealogists to follow. Probably one of the hardest things about genealogy is to keep from being distracted during research and going off in an entirely different direction."

-- Louise W.

Hi! I'm Jennifer

I know what it takes to bust a brick wall. I've been a genealogist since the age of nine and I've been a professional genealogist since 2008.

I also know what it's like to never have enough time to work on your brick wall and just want a, well, roadmap, to guide you.

Everyone's brick wall is unique but The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap is my simple approach to the steps I use as a professional and a hobbyist genealogist to work towards busting the toughest genealogy problems.

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"It is so straightforward and clear that it is not only easy to use initially, it is very helpful afterward for stimulating new ideas as you go. Referring back to it helps me to not get sidetracked from the priority goal!"

--Roma D.

What it takes

You may have already found the answer to your problem and don't recognize it.

  • Steps 1-3 of the Roadmap lead to finding this type of solution.

But if you don't already have the answer, you certainly have plenty of clues for what to do next.

  • Once again, go through steps 1-3 to recognize your clues and then add on steps 4, 5, & 6.

Psst, here's a hint.
You'll always find your solution in step 3. Get the Roadmap to see how that works!

What it avoids

Do you keep going off-track while researching?

Do you chase after whatever attracts your attention in fear you won't find it again later?

Maybe you're just new to genealogy and didn't know there was anything other than "research" to do.

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap keeps you on the path towards the solution instead of wandering aimlessly and getting nowhere.

What it is

Genealogy is a process or cycle.

The Roadmap breaks the genealogy research process into six steps any genealogist can follow.

The Roadmap isn't a shortcut. Really hard brick walls take time to dismantle, that's why they're called brick walls!

Research and more research seems like the road towards a solution but it's not.

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap lays out the path in six easy-to-remember steps.

Get off the research treadmill and get on the path towards YOUR brick wall solution!

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