Walking with Your Ancestors
A Genealogist's Guide to Using Maps and Geography
The truth about genealogy is that, although you might believe it has something to do with history, it actually has something more to do with geography. Though of course the names and dates on your family tree are the bread and butter of genealogy, the location of the records is what reveals them. And how better to learn about location than with maps!
Maps are a crucial tool in learning about your family history. They can show you how to find a courthouse, where a grave is located, or where an ancestral homestead might be. But maps are much more than that - they can reveal intimate details about the lives of your ancestors. Walk the roads that your forefathers walked with maps!
Maps will reveal the clues that you need to locate ancestors that suddenly "disappear." This book will teach you how to use maps to:
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Maps in Genealogical Research
Finding Information about Places
Determining Boundaries and Jurisdictions
The Secrets of Map Reading
Land Division and County Maps and Atlases
Migration Trails Across America