The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.Some time ago, I wrote about the U.S. Government’s Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). It is an excellent resource for locating old cemeteries, even small ones of only a dozen graves or even less. As I wrote previously, "The information includes the exact latitude and longitude of each named feature." You can read that article at: http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/10/geographic-name.html
Our ancestors had to go to some extreme measures to keep from getting lost. They erected monumental landmarks, laboriously drafted detailed maps, and learned to read the stars in the night sky.
Things are much easier today. For less than $100, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are on Earth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky, you'll never be lost again.
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