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02 August 2014

Do You Map Out Their Farms?

If your ancestor was a land-owning farmer, have you mapped out the property he owned? Can you find the current location on a map? What are the nearest churches, cemeteries, schools, etc.? If you don't think about where the farm was at, you may overlook some records or research strategies.

2 comments:

  1. You may also overlook relatives living and farming in the same area. It's only when I plotted out my grandfather's homestead that I realized all the farms around his were homesteaded by his siblings, parents, in-laws, and neighbors that came to New Mexico at the same time from Ohio. Very enlightening. Linda

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  2. I was hoping your article would be about how to map.

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