The Occasional Genealogist

Let's bust your brick wall!

Get our list of a dozen sources plus the simple six-step Roadmap!

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap includes key sources you want to consider as well as providing a "map" of the steps needed to bust a brick wall. You need all six steps, not just research, to bust a brick wall!

Combine the source list and the Roadmap to get back on track so you can 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 9 and I've been a professional genealogist since 2008.

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

Every time a client asks me to help with their brick wall, I start with steps 1, 2, and 3 of the Roadmap. If that doesn't bust their brick wall, I consider each of the dozen sources on the source list. Then it's time to go back to the Roadmap for steps 4, 5, and 6.

The Roadmap and source list really are how I help clients with research I've never seen before. It's also how I find time to work on the brick walls in my own family tree!

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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.

Get on the road towards your brick wall solution.

I've broken down the proven genealogy research process into The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap, six steps YOU can follow to go from stuck to solution.

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, that's why they're called brick walls!

The Brick Wall Solution Roadmap will keep you on the path towards the solution instead of wandering aimlessly and getting nowhere. Combine the Roadmap with the list of sources to get back on track with your brick wall project.

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