Do You Know the Location Genealogy?

If your relative lived in an area before the current county in which it is located was formed, do you know the names of the parent counties? Is it possible that early records of your ancestor are in the county seats of those counties, which may be some distance from the county where your ancestor lived and several counties “over” from the current county’s location.

Most counties in the United States have a genealogy–they just don’t have two parents and four grandparents–grin!