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Place names and boundaries change over time, but our genealogy software often encourages us to standardize on a particular set of place names. But knowing the historical jurisdictions of the time can be crucial when you want to find a record.

What are your favorite tools and techniques for keeping track of the families that don't move at all, but the borders are shifting around them?

Share your favorite sites with historical maps, archives which have special collections about places you wouldn't expect, and other ideas for finding elusive records.

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