Using Cadastral Mapping to Find Your Ancestors
After you view this class you will know how to access websites and how to use them with family history research projects using cadastral maps. Very few genealogical researchers are aware of cadastral mapping. The term "cadastre" is defined as follows: an official register of the quantity, value, and ownership of real estate used in apportioning taxes. Since taxation is historically a common issue, therefore these maps exist and can be used by genealogists to locate ancestral lands and identify the boundaries. You will have an understanding on the cadastral survey, historical cadastral mapping and modern use of these maps today.
This presentation was recorded live for the "U.S. Land and Tax Records" Expo. The individual Research Guide for this class is included with this video. It is available to download as a PDF immediately upon purchase. If you would like a printed copy of the book, "U.S. Land and Tax Records Research Guide," please click here.
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Product Code: Video Class-LT1515