Anyway, I was originally drawn into Ancestry Sisters for their post series on Was Mary Doefour really Anna Myrle Sizer? Help us find new clues and confirm this mystery (it should be noted the series is a re-post of a series of articles written by Rick Baker for the “Peoria Journal Star”) but delving into their post history a little further I was excited to discover The Scary Side of Your Family Tree and The Importance of Researching Siblings. While I don’t personally have the need for the information given in The Scary Side of Your Family Tree (at this time), it was an extremely interesting post and, heck, knowledge is power right? The Importance of Researching Siblings, however, was a different story and provided me yet another avenue I might approach with one of my brick walls. We’re always taught to focus on our direct lines in genealogy but here is an instance where researching non-direct lines assisted Ancestry Sisters in breaking through a brick wall they had. Looks like I may be going off on a tangent in the next few weeks to see if I can find anything for my brick wall via her siblings.
Take a bit of time today and go check out Ancestry Sisters. I bet you’ll find something there that may be helpful in your research.