Cartographic History of Utah

The History of Utah’s Geography Utah was admitted as the 45th state of the United States in 1896. Since that time its boundaries have not changed. However, in the 50 years prior to that there were several geographic boundary changes. Let’s explore the cartographic history of Utah. Jurisdictional boundary changes are common, and I have

Researching the Woodleys of Appledore

John and Elizabeth Woodley I am excited to learn more about the Woodley family that I recently discovered using records from the GRO. (See this article for more information about the “GRO PDF Pilot“). I have dubbed this family the Woodleys of Appledore. Here are a few insights I have gained into this little family.

Researching a Family Legend

Family History Legend Do you have a family legend in your family history? Chances are that you do, whether you know it or not. Family legends are not necessarily a bad thing. Family storytelling can strengthen individuals and families. They remind us of our heritage and can give us a sense of identity. However, oral

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