In this episode, co-hosts Brian Sheffey and Donya Williams – and special guest Loretta Bellamy – chat about how shifting state and county lines can affect your genealogy research
Not knowing how the boundaries of colonial territories, states, and counties radically shifted over time can seriously trip you up when it comes to researching your ancestry.
As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about one of my ancestors who seemed to bounce between two states and three counties. Not a bit of it. He occupied the same parcel of land for the entirety of his life. So what was up? Shifting state and county lines.
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