Sometimes, it’s worth investigating seemingly unrelated people in your family history search. This post explains how following an “unrelated” trail, with the help of LDS records and archived journals, led me to more answers than I ever thought possible!
Ask any genealogist (hobbyist or pro), and most of them will admit to making “rookie” mistakes. Many will have had to start a tree over (or delete several branches) from the beginning for being too click-happy when it comes to shaking leaves and other hints. We get it – you’re just so excited about finding something, and you don’t really know any better. Hopefully, this post will help save you from some of the most common mistakes that get made when you’re the new kid on the genealogy block.