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Follow this guide to learn how to best use the David Rumsey map collection for your research.
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From relationships to relocations, land deeds have the dirt on your family. Discover how to use property records to solve 10 genealogy puzzles.
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Learn how to home in on answers to ancestral place puzzles with our guide to Google Earth.
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101 Best Websites for 2011: Tools for using maps in your research
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Dig into a genealogical gold mine: your ancestors' deeds, claims and other land records.
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Q. My ancestor received land in Ohio for his Revolutionary War service. Why can’t I find any trace of it on the General Land Offi ce Records site?
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Expert answers to your genealogy questions.
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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.
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Don't let long distances from your ancestral stomping grounds keep you from discovering the treasures in land records. The author of Locating Your Roots shares secrets for researching deeds without leaving home.
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Beat your brick walls by following the law. Our guide reveals how studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
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