I'm Marie Robinson, from a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm mapping a
couple of townships in each of Carbon and Monroe Counties, Pa., where a
particular line of ancestors first landed. I was first just mapping the
tract itself and realized to place the land correctly I needed a creek or
river. So I kept ordering adjoining maps trying to get one with a waterway.
Of course, that's not quite enough if the waterway is not named, and even if
it is, which part of the creek does the little squiggly part I have fit in?
So I kept ordering more survey maps and putting them together like a puzzle
(and having great fun) and it became quite addicting. I have finally hit a
pretty identifiable spot on a major river and have connected the maps of the
two townships and wouldn't you know it--when some tracts from the survey
maps fit the major river, the tracts somewhere else don't fit right. When I
match that area up to the landmarks and waterways, it messes everything up
at the other end. I couldn't wait for the day when I got the one survey map
that connected the two areas. When I finally got it, it made things worse,
not better! But I love it. I can't wait for the day when I get survey maps
in the mail.
I'm also mapping a couple of small portions of Northampton County,
Pa.--Lehigh Township and Moore Township, and Upper Saucon Township, too.
Plus a small area of Lehigh County--the Slatington area. These are areas
where ancestors had land.