3 Tips for Researching an Ancestor With a Common Name

hello“How do I find the parents of my paternal great-grandfather John Mack ‘Maxie’ Smith and my maternal great-great-grandfather Samuel S. Roberts when they are both such common names?” Kate Keller, blog reader (and distant cousin), recently asked me that. It’s a situation that many of us have in our genealogy. Here are my tips for dealing with a common name. Continue reading