Every genealogist struggles with the following challenge at one time or another: You finally find that elusive ancestor on the census, just to lose the trail on the very next census, only to find him or her later in the neighboring county in the same house! How do you know when county boundaries have shifted? Use the Browse option in the HeritageQuest Online Census collection!
- Simply go to Census > Browse, then select the year and state for the Census of interest.
- To the right of the state drop-down menu you will see the “View State Map” link; clicking this link will open a new window with a printable PDF state map from The Census Book with both modern and census-year specific county boundaries.
- Select different years to track the progression of the boundary changes over time.