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May 18, 2022

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 used by the federal government for the sale or homesteading of federal lands, while the numbered lots method was used...

May 16, 2022

Are you familiar with Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland? If not, now is the time to become acquainted with it. It is invaluable in mid-19th-century Irish research.

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May 14, 2022

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 of land or house. There are several methods that were historically done to describe the land. This is how you can use...

May 10, 2022

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 an incredible legacy for the well-being of children. Here is her story.

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May 7, 2022

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 person. You can’t find this information in written records. This is why you should do as many oral histories as you can,...