If you want to break down your brick walls you need to do more than search. You have to learn new tricks and methodologies so you can vary your approach.
And if you want to understand your ancestors’ lives and be able to tell their stories, you have to find new ways to look at the records and understand what they mean.
But who has the time? Do you have 5 minutes? We have the solution: Five Minute Finds
On the Ancestry.com YouTube Channel you will find the Five Minute Find playlist which has a growing list of new ways you can look at your research.
Looking for that elusive maiden name? Check out Five Minute Find: Wife Hunting
Looking for a little gossip about your ancestors’ neighbors? Check out Nosy about the Neighbors
Sometimes all you need is one new idea to send you down a different path. And check back monthly. We add a new video at least once a month.
About Anne Gillespie Mitchell
Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com. She is an active blogger on Ancestry.com and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.