Family history brick walls? Solved!

Get expert tips on how to solve genealogy puzzles and find out more about your ancestors.

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  • Names, dates & ages

    In part one of the video course, you will learn how names, dates and ages can be misreported and misunderstood, and discover how to overcome such obstacles.

  • Improve your research skills

    Gain a fascinating insight into researching your ancestors’ lives, and discover hints and tips on how to solve age and name-related genealogy puzzles.

  • Video course

    This 30-minute video course is split into four easy-to-follow chapters and features real life examples using certificates and genealogy documents.

Course curriculum

Bonus Content

Two exclusive downloads

As reward for completing the video guide you'll gain access to a free download (in PDF format) giving you 61 solutions to common family history problems.

PLUS! We'll email you a free download code for the Family Tree Essential Guide: 'Learn to read old handwriting and Latin'

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Meet your tutor


Mary Evans has contributed to research on TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and Julian Fellowes’ Great Houses, and is a regular contributor to Family Tree magazine. 

Mary has been researching her own family tree for over thirty years and has discovered many tips to overcome obstacles and solve genealogy puzzles. 

She is often called upon to help others with their research, often helping break down family history 'brick walls'.

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Learn with the experts with this exclusive video course and improve your family history research skills

Please note: this video guide has also been offered as an exclusive DVD with Family Tree magazine. 

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