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Hello Joseph David Berry
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I would like to thank you for your desire to seek out your ancestors and wish you joyful success as you do your family history work.
You can also go to the nearest open Family History Center. They would also be able to help you.
Are you talking about a situation where you come across a dead end in the family history tree, like in the photo? What to do there is to do things like googling, indexing, or giving up and looking for another way to trace your lineage back to adam. :) I hope this has been helpful, though I doubt it. There is no secret way to keep going. Just find the information yourself.
@Joseph David Berry
FamilySearch and the Family Tree program only have a fraction of the resources available in the "wider world" that might enable you to trace further back than you can by merely using this website's resources.
I have needed to travel to various locations in England in my searches of certain branches of my ancestry - a little more difficult if you don't even live in the same country! However, as suggested, we all eventually hit a brick wall, and I have been "stuck" for many years in my efforts to go back any further with most of my family branches.
I recently took out a short term subscription to one of the major commercial websites and managed, after about fifteen years of trying, to find further generations of a Yorkshire family in my line. Okay, that was great - but it's only taken me to another dead-end, albeit two generations further back!
If you share the PID where you have a brick wall, we may be able to give more specific suggestions.