What has been your biggest 'Oh duh' moment, when you realized something you should have known all along and something that really created a brick wall in your research?
For me it was the death of an ancestor, supposedly in Iowa, in 1864. His estate was settled in that year, but nothing indicated he died in Iowa as there are not death records then. A relative pointed out that he might have died in the Civil War. For some reason, that thought never entered my head. Now I have new leads to research.
What has been your 'oh duh' moment?
Michael John Neillwww.casefileclues.com