When researching an ancestor, I was having a difficult time finding his siblings.

Another genealogist mentioned land records to me – would that really help? I already had HIS land record, so why research more?

I was told to look at the surrounding properties – the ones that bordered my ancestor’s land. So, I did. And, I found a grantee with the same last name! Turned out, the father’s will had apparently given some of his land to each of his sons. Now I knew a sibling!

So, try it! You may find something new!

Maggie

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