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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~John Rufus Dry

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John Rufus Dry
b. Jul. 6, 1861
d. Oct. 26, 1946
bu. Palestine Methodist Church Cemetery
Tombstone Photo Courtesy of William Poplin

John Rufus Dry was a son of Adam Dry and Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ Layton. He married Lucy Victoria Sides on 29 December 1886 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

John Rufus Dry is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.

[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 June 2016); Memorial page for John Rufus Dry; (6 July 1861–26 October 1946); Find a Grave memorial # 62256113, Citing Palestine Methodist Church Cemetery; Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mappy Monday~Acme Mapper 2.1

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As genealogist we use maps to find and plot our ancestral lands from time to time. I have looked at a lot of maps and use several different type of maps in my research. 

Recently, I have been using Acme mapper 2.1. Their webpage states that  Acme Mapper is “a high-precision general purpose mapping application, based on Google Maps with a bunch of things added on.”1 

Go to http://mapper.acme.com to launch the map

Acme Map

The mapper will load with the search widget in the bottom right corner. Type in a town, city, county or place that you want to see. 

Let’s look at Yellowstone National Park.  We enter Yellowstone National park in the find block and click on Find. 

Scale to Large

We received this image but the scale on the image is too large. Use the scroll button on your mouse and reduce the scale of the displayed map. 

scaled down

Adjust it to your desirable scale. 

When the map is displayed,  Mapper will give you the location GPS Coordinates and  location information in the two blocks above the Find block as shown by the two blue check marks in this image.


At the top right corner of the map you can choose between 4 different modes:
Map > Satellite > Typo > NexRad

The left corner of the map has the scaling bar to Zoom in and out on a location. 

All maps can be printed or e-mailed by selecting the proper action on the top of the Find Widget in bottom right corner. 

I have found Acme Mapper 2.1 to be a valuable resource in my genealogy tool kit.

[1] http://mapper.acme.com/about.html