Saturday 2 B for BOUNDARIES.



Can’t find an ancestor? Found them but they aren’t where you thought they should be? 

Don’t worry it might be as simple as the boundaries might have been moved. Boundaries between countries, states, counties, parishes, even farms were often ‘moved’ for strange reasons and the people are right where they always have been. Get hold of an array of maps from different times and compare. Also look for name changes of the town, suburb or street. 

Have a read of Judy G Russell's post about bounderies and how that can change. ( Why not read Judy's blog anyway, she is a wonderful writer.)

This range of maps shows the changes, in Australia from 1788 to today.

( Jacaranda Primary Atlas, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, 2001, p29. ISBN 0701636173)


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