Wake County Genealogy Society - May Meeting
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Ticket Info:n/a Two States, Multiple Counties - What's a Border
Speaker: Diane Richard
If your family lived in the very center of a county in the center of the state and appears to have never moved, then, you might be in the enviable position of not needing to look any further than the records of that one county for your ancestors.
More often than not, whether you had a family living near a county border or at a state border, there is a good chance that they conducted their business or were involved in various matters (e.g., attending church, marrying, etc) in adjacent counties or even the next state. Families seemed to behave as if the "borders" didn't exist and it's important to recognize and appreciate that mentality and to make sure that you expand "where" you research, when you can't find them in the census, can't find marriages or burials, can't locate a deed or land grant, etc. It might be that all of these events within a 10 mile radius which just happens to encompass a different county and maybe state.
We'll talk about "why" someone might have records elsewhere and look at several examples of families, from around the country, whose records were found in more than one jurisdiction.
All WCGS meetings are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served during social time after the presentation.