When dealing with geographic and political regions where your ancestors lived, do you have an idea of the relative size of the parishes, townlands, hundreds, townships, counties, etc. in which you are working?

If you don’t, it could be easy to assume places are closer than they really are or not as close as they actually are.

Without a sense of distance, your senses may be off.



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  1. That’s why I like to take a look at google maps, to simply get an impression of the size of the town, the distances of the moves from one place to another etc. If you get an impression you can sometimes with common sense already nearly exclude a data you find (like it’s not impossible, but highly unlikely).

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