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A Closer Look at Reading Maps #4

The rectangular survey method and the numbered lots method are two other ways to learn where to find your ancestor’s property on a map using an old land ownership document. The rectangular method was...

A Closer Look at Reading Maps #3

In order to make use of ancient maps, historical maps, topographical maps, fire insurance maps, and even gazette maps from previous centuries, you must first learn to identify the location of a piece...

America’s First Ladies #15 – Harriet Lane

Harriet Lane was the niece of 15th US President James Buchannan and served as the bachelor president’s First Lady. She was popular, well-known, and admired here and in England. Besides that, she left...

A Closer Look at Oral Histories #2

Oral histories are an important genealogical tool. You can learn so much from them. Even more importantly, they give you an entirely unique perspective on history and life in general from one unique...