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Walking with Your Ancestors Paperback – August 20, 2005

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About the Author

Melinda Kashuba, along with being a professional genealogist, has a Ph.D. in geography and is a member of the Association of American Geographers.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (August 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558707301
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558707306
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book can be very helpful with the geography aspect of genealogy. Where to find your ancestor's records. How to use maps in locating gravesites, courthouses, churches, etc. It explained how maps help find that ancestor that suddenly "disappeared". It also covers shifting boundary lines, places that no longer exist, migration trails, and much more. It would be a great addition to any genealogy library.
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I am about halfway through the book so far. It seems to be everything I had expected and more. I would recommed the book to anyone interested in Genealogy, especially anyone interested in maps. The author covers the subject very well. It is obvious she spent a great deal of time researching the material.
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A Great Reference book on How too especially for those who are not familiar with the Historical Geography of where their ancestors lived. Probably not a necessity for those who are familiar with Historical Geography or the area where their Ancestors Lived.
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This book highlights the importance of place in genealogical research, and introduces the importance of maps not only to finding relatives, but to the relatives themselves. Dr. Kashuba stresses the importance of reading historic maps, particularly topographic maps. She introduces many historic maps, such as boundaries and jurisdictions, land division and county maps, and fire insurance maps and provides web sources for many of the maps. The introduction of the Geographic Name Information Service (GNIS) will be a valuable resource for many trying to find places. We all may know the importance of County records in research, and Kashuba provides examples of how County boundaries are not static (and provides web sites that show the change over time). Published in 2005, the book misses the value of Google Earth as free mapping software. The section on GPS may be a little dated also, as more options exist now, as well as availability of WAAS to increase accuracy. For my part, I will use some of the web sites listed in my work as GIS analyst, and will also try to make a `family map" of where my family is from as a complement to the traditional "family tree".
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This is an informative book but contains information that might be needed by new family historians, rather than those who have been exploring for more than a couple of years.
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