Monday, April 16, 2012

Mappy Monday: East Haddam and Haddam Early Maps

   For me, part of understanding an ancestor's history is tracing their past in the land. I always try to track down historic maps while doing my research. According to a town website, East Haddam was part of Haddam until 1734. To trace my ancestors' early heritage, I decided to take a look at the Haddam Historical Society. What I found wasn't of much use to me (wrong side of the river) but may be helpful if you're researching a Haddam family. The Haddam Historical Society has two maps posted on their website. The first is a modern map which traces settlement in the 1600s. The second, a historic map, dates from 1845. Check them out. You may find your ancestors!

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