Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching

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A Family History Month event co-hosted by Lincoln Library and the Chatham Area Public Library.

Presentation by professional genealogist, Thomas MacEntee.

Attend in-person or via Zoom.


While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbors in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine.

Description: Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbors and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.