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101 Best Websites for 2011: Tools for using maps in your research
7/28/2014
Trace your family's paths, find your ancestors' homes and explore the old country.
7/23/2014
Whether your ancestors lived in a state-land or public-land state affects the land records you'll look for. Learn which states fall into which category.
11/26/2013
Perplexed by patents and plats? Confused by claims? Survey our beginner's guide to land records.
3/18/2013
Follow this guide to learn how to best use the David Rumsey map collection for your research.
2/26/2013
From relationships to relocations, land deeds have the dirt on your family. Discover how to use property records to solve 10 genealogy puzzles.
8/1/2012
Understanding the 1862 Homestead Act, using the Newberry Atlas of Historical Boundaries, and demystifying confusing land record terms. Plus: Why Facebook's new timeline has a silver lining for genealogists.
5/18/2012
Pinpointing the county in which your family lived during a given year is easy, thanks to the Newberry Library's Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
6/14/2011
Beat your brick walls by following the law. Our guide reveals how studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
6/14/2011
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