In getting up to speed on the best practice for doing family history, I found this Ancestry.com YouTube clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eG9CFuAGc
Basically it runs through things you can do when you hit a brick wall and then we you finally find what you're looking for, you do the happy dance.
Well today, I did a happy dance, even with one leg.
The last couple of days, one of my branches has grown exponentially. My Aunty & cousin came around for lunch while my Mum was staying with me. Within a couple of hours I have about 30 new names and alot more data & dates.
From there I jumped on the Western Australian BMD (Births, Deaths & Marriages) site and found the names of my great grandfathers (Abraham Holmes) parents (Abraham Holmes & Fanny Mason).
Yesterday I went hunting a bit more, found some census records (showing a couple more children) and a private member tree on Ancestry.com (showing what looked like my great great great great grandparents).
I quickly fired off a query to the Ancestry.com user and received a reply today. Yes - it is my great x 4 parents.
It's wins like these that keep you going!
WOO HOO! HAPPY DANCE!