I've spoken about stumbling blocks and perseverance when dancing with the ancestors. Well, today (well, technically yesterday, since I'm scheduling the post for today, and not yesterday when I actually wrote this post), when researching one of my ancestors I kept hitting dead (ha!, sorry, no pun intended) ends. Try as I might, nothing seemed to work until . . .
. . . I came across an archived copy of the last will and testament of Dennis Duvall (maternal line). Woo-hoo!
Silly me kept searching for James Dennis Duvall. Who knew that he, like me and many of my relatives, went by his middle name and not his first name. Woo-hoo!
So, lesson for today: if coming up with nada in your search results, try searching a different way, i.e., middle name instead of first and middle.