working with negative space? try these four top tips

Mind the Gap!

Our process with physical jigsaws can get us thinking about how we solve genealogy problems. Image: Jigsaw pieces by Hans-Peter Gauster via Unsplash.

Ah, jigsaw puzzles. Most of us have tried to piece one together at some point in time. Perhaps some of you are dedicated jigsaw aficionados (apparently known as dissectologists).… Read the rest

Negative Space: Making Your Genealogy Gaps Work For You (and your family tree)

How do you feel when your genealogy research hits a brick wall: frustrated, demoralised, perhaps downright bewildered? Sometimes what you need is a fresh perspective on your family history to kickstart your research process.

A brick wall has a substantial chunk missing from the middle, revealing wooden boards behind.
Looking at the negative space – what’s missing from your research – can be just as instructive as seeing what you do have.
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