Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Use of Family Maps
Family Maps are a very important research when searching for your family. There are a series of books that have plat maps with the names of the owners of the land on them. Gregory Boyd has created these styles of maps for many different states. The benefit of using these maps is that they might tell you if your family owned land in the county they were living. For counties, like Barry County, that have had their records destroyed, we can still go to the county and look at the land records.
While researching the Burketts, I ran across the Family Map book for Barry County, Missouri. I decided that I would look for my family and found the land that Charles and his son Aaron Burkett owned.
Next post will have the results from the previously mentioned Power of Attorney Records.