Public Service Announcement: Here is a great article from the Wall Street Journal about finding skeletons in your family tree. When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets .
Metes and bounds rears its ugly head again. Here is my original post on Metes and Bounds. You can see that I am not a fan. I told y'all recently that I am taking the National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course as a continuing education opportunity and to fill in any learning gaps I might have. Guess what I have to do for lesson 9. Yup, you guessed it. I have to to draw a metes and bounds land description. The reason I am mentioning this is that I found a tutorial on metes and bounds in an unusual location. In my recent Researching the "Genealogy" of a house blog post, I linked to Marian Pierre-Louis' list of recommended resources. In the book House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home by Sally Light, there is an excellent section on how to draw metes and bounds land descriptions (p. 271-4). With this, along with the info provided by the NGS, I am not hating metes and bounds quite as much.
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