You may be familiar with the history of the first president of the United States, George Washington, but you may not be familiar with his early career as a surveyor and lifelong interest in maps, geography and cartography. Surveying and surveyors have been an integral part of our cultures and legal systems since ancient times. In this class we will look at metes and bounds, rectangular survey, land measurements, and subdivision survey records to help us begin to understand real property and how to use these resources to increase our family history research success.