Category - Maps

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...

A Closer Look at Reading Maps #2

Topographical maps and fire insurance maps are wonderful tools for researching the lives of your ancestors. Together, these two types of maps can give you a terrific picture of the world in which...

A Closer Look at Reading Maps #1

Maps have been around since antiquity. As time and technology have gone on, they have become more accurate and useful to genealogists. Yes, maps are an important part of all genealogy work. If you...