Did Your Ancestors Move or Was a New County Created Around Them?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 1, 2017

Researching our ancestors can be a daunting task, figuring out which local records have survived over the years as we try to document major events in an ancestor’s life.

One must always keep in mind that county boundaries change. That is why you need to determine, when possible, the approximate location of your ancestors’ land and then which counties it might have been a part of. My ancestors Giles Driver and his son-in-law Nathaniel Sanders left Franklin County, North Carolina, near Raleigh, around 1805 to move to Georgia’s Jones County, near what is now Macon.

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