There's nothing more frustrating than having your family history research interrupted by  a sudden 'brick wall'. As part of Start Your Family Tree Week, our Director of Family History Joshua Taylor - introduced by Findmypast historian Myko Clelland - shares his top tips on what to do when you appear to have hit a dead end, and imparts his wisdom on getting the most out of the records.

Do you have any tips of your own for when the going gets tough? Do let us know in the comments below, and share the video on Facebook to see whether anyone else has some wisdom to share!