Schools, hospitals, churches, and similar organizations sometimes change the location of their facilities and operations. Buildings get outgrown, facilities become too expensive to maintain , or a changing population necessitate a move. You may think you are driving by the spot where grandma was born because that’s where the hospital of that name is today, but is it really in the same place or did it move? The precise location might not be crucial to our research, but occasionally it is.

If your ancestor attended a church in 1850 and there’s still a denomination of that name in the location today, do they worship in the same place? Has that hospital moved since 1940? Your grandma and father may have attended the same high school, but was it actually in the same place?

Just something to think about.



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