I have been involved in family history for many years. I wrote a newspaper column for the Verde Independent in the Cottonwood/Sedona area of Arizona. These articles come from some of those articles, from my Blog- thelostgrandmother.wordpress.com and from classes that I teach

Ferron Lane Bliss

How To Build A Brick Wall

October 13, 2014

In Family History we sometimes find ourselves unable to move our research back another generation. We often call this a ‘brick wall’. In order to deconstruct the wall,... download to read more

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Importance of Land Records

October 2008

Those who know me figured that sooner or later I’d be telling you about land records. I love deeds, because they are such a valuable resource-often called the ... download to read more

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Cluster Research Genealogy

September 2008

When trying to locate an ancestor most of us like to just search for one particular individual. After all, we tell ourselves, we aren't really interested in their brothers ... download to read more

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