What do you do when you hit a dead end?
example: if the person is long dead, you have their gravestone location and pictures, but oyur state has seemingly no records of the marriage, ancestry(parents), or even birth or dead certs. I only know my great-great grandfather's name, and dates of birth/death. I dont know who his parents were. some local genealogists suggest that he is a farmer from MO, but family lore says he was an attny from KY. He was born in 1865. I dont know how to beak through this road block. Any suggestions?? I know the 1860's were a tough time for the country as well as for record keeping, but I know there is just something simple I havent thought of.