Tools used to assist research
Have I mentioned I love deeds? Well, even if I have, it bears repeating. I LOVE deeds! They can be a treasure trove of genealogical information.
I’m in the middle project on the Huber/Hoover family, specifically looking at Lancaster County and Fayette County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland—with the likelihood of branching out to additional areas like Somerset County, Bedford County, Franklin County, Dauphin County… A big undertaking! I’ve started by looking at deeds and land warrants for Lancaster County. Being… read more
If you do genealogy, then you’ve got to love maps. Maps can help get you oriented, organized and straightened out when the research—and all the little bits of data you’ve collected—gets confusing. Say you find records under the same name, but in different townships. A map can help you to decide whether the records are… read more
If you’re a fan of Ancestry.com on FaceBook, you may have seen the postings about creating a census checklist to track your ancestors through the census records. Since people have been sharing theirs, I thought I’d share, too. I don’t know if you’ve found this to be true in your family (bet you have!), but… read more