Check out seven reasons you are not finding your ancestor by Robin Foster – National Genealogy Examiner
Genealogy research can be quite challenging when you are not able to find documentation on your ancestor. Before you get too stressed or throw in the towel, go through the following reasons that could be standing in your way:
1.You have not thoroughly researched the descendants of your ancestor.
2.You are looking in the wrong location.
3.You are using some else’s findings.
4.You are searching a database that does not cover the years your ancestor lived or the area where your ancestor lived.
5.You need to vary your search criteria.
6.You are only searching for records online.
7.Your family is withholding details from you.