Tag Archives: Maps

Trading Rulers for Rifles: The Schoolteachers Regiment

THE STORY OF THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA -Michael S Sheaffer- This article has been shared from the website Civil War Trust and found on the Flipboard.com page of contributor Vivian Narvaez *Growing up within an hour of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania I have often visited the Gettysburg … Continue reading

Posted in Historical, Military, Military History, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Digging Deep : Buried Landscapes of Pennsylvania

-By Michael S Sheaffer I can’t imagine personally any genealogist not having a strong interest in all aspects of history. Being a family researcher I always have had a keen interest in the areas where my ancestors had lived. The … Continue reading

Posted in document, Family history, Genealogy Research, Historical, Pennsylvania, Photographs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flea Market Genealogy? The forgotten resource in genealogy research!

  Flea Market Genealogy an untapped resource Flea Markets are an untapped genealogical resource. As genealogists  we have combed boxes in the attics of our relatives looking for genealogical related items hoping find something to add to our family stories. … Continue reading

Posted in Documents, Family history, Genealogy Research, Historical, Military, Military History, Photographs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps From Michael S Sheaffer Not long ago did I stumble upon the value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance. I had known about them but never thought to seriously look at them from a genealogical point of … Continue reading

Posted in Documents, Family history, Genealogy Research, Historical, Pennsylvania, Photographs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

T. M. Fowler’s “Birds Eye View” Paintings find great use in Genealogy

Fowler did 248 paintings of towns in Pennsylvania itself. Thaddeus M Fowler was an artist I had never heard of before last week. His artwork was of painting “birds eye views” of cities. These were done in such detail that … Continue reading

Posted in Pennsylvania, Societies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

One little oversight could lead you down wrong side of the road….literally!

By Michael S Sheaffer How Maps can play an important role in research Just in the past week did I ever seriously use maps as a research tool in my genealogy. After years of thinking and being told an ancestor … Continue reading

Posted in Family history, Historical, Library, Pennsylvania, Sheaffer, Sheaffer Family Genealogy, Societies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment