This week we've focused on a critical skill for researchers: Taking research notes that do not simply “extract facts” but permits study of the context of those facts. We challenged you to study a “research note” detailing the 1755 processioning of lands. Yesterday, in response to Glenn's and Scott's comments, we addressed clues to landownership vs. leases. Today we tackle the sequence of names and kinship clues.
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21 July 2014 Today's image is a land map depicting part of early St. Clair County, Illinois. When you looked at it, did you say, My stars! What happened to Illinois? !! Historical researchers who use land records tend to mentally divide ...