A Sense of Place

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Many questions concerning an ancestor with an unknown background can be helped along using information about place.  Everyone lives somewhere.  Your ancestor was born in a particular place because their parents lived there.  Were they just passing through, or had they settled there for generations?

One of my objectives is to help geneaologists reconstruct the places their ancestors lived.  This can be done in many ways, but my focus is on the physical space.  Mapping an area of historic interest can help genealogists not only to determine who lived near their ancestors, but also to understand the kind of life those people lived.

I specialize in helping individuals organize and digitize their existing family history data, as well as research to extend their family tree backwards in time.  Of particular interest are families who arrived in the United States in the 1800’s and settled in the swath of states reaching from Illinois to New Hampshire.  

Please contact me if I can help you on your journey of exploration into this fascinating field.


© Barbara Ball 2014