Category Archive: Maps

Sep 22 2013

Road Trip!

If you want, you can accomplish a tremendous amount of genealogical research without ever leaving your desk, but there’s still a great benefit to getting out of the house and visiting the places where your ancestors lived. For the past twenty years or so, my family and I have vacationed with friends and acquaintances at Fenwick …

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Jun 01 2013

Subdivision 11

Unlike Area 51 or District 9, Subdivision 11 in Sussex County, Delaware, has no known association with aliens or UFOs.  It does, however, contain a large number of my relatives in the 1850 US census. In the 1840 census in Sussex County, enumeration was by hundred.  In the 1860 census, enumeration was by hundred.  But …

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May 25 2013

Genealogy Loves a Good Map!

I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours. – Ken Jennings A good map can bring those spiritless census, tax and land records to life by placing an ancestor at a particular location at a point in time. Maps can let you know where to look for records, provide hints about family relationships or …

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