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17 November 2011

Are There Some Easy Ones You Can Do First?

I've been working on the children of a Wesley Jones who died in Missouri in 1872. Researching the family is somewhat difficult as two daughters also married men with common last names. Completing the family group is an exercise in what is common.

To make it somewhat easier, I'm researching the son with a somewhat unusual first name first along with his sister whose husband's name was not as common as Jones. Then I'll work on the other children in the group.

The hope is that information on the children with less common names will shed light on the others.


  1. so many people forget about the option of following collateral family lines, and how that can possibly reveal more information on your quest.

  2. I agree with Gayle, sometimes you find twice or three times as much information when you research siblings and their spouses.