3..Create a chronological timeline of your brick wall ancestor. You should include every life
event as well as major historical events that may help shed a light on the living situation of your
ancestor. By doing this step, you will see gaps in your research. Get a blank sheet of paper
and write down every year of your brick wall ancestors life and start filling in.
4..Study sideways. What do I mean by this? Try tracing the lives of your brick wall ancestors
siblings, cousins, neighbors, in-laws, slave owners, co workers. cga