When I first started doing family history work, I worked really hard on finding direct descendants.
It was really fun to find the grandparents, great grandparents, 2nd great grandparents and more.
As I started to hit roadblocks and the evidence became thin, I needed more research to do.
I’m still working on developing the direct descendants, but I’m also working horizontally and laterally.
My great aunt Mildred was married and had one child, who died as a teenager. Her husband was a man by the name of Elmer Richards, and I’ve been having a lot of fun lately researching his line.
I’ve also been working on other aunts, uncles, cousins and those related to them.
It’s been a great way for me to keep the research moving while I’m waiting for other puzzles to solve.