Take the time to review the map that was used to create your Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet. You can use this to record your information in order to keep your charts current and accurate.
You can purchase a copy of the Louisiana Purchase Map from the Louisiana State Library or from an individual or institution that maintains the documents. If you are using it for a student, this will provide a valuable resource for time management. If you are using it as a resource for history class, it is an easy way to establish an accurate timeline.
To use the Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet to record the information you have gathered, trace the outline of the map with a pen and turn it into a chart. Using the pen, write each state from east to west. Write the name of the state first followed by its corresponding latitude and longitude. Then, add the name of the state followed by its parallel and opposite island names, if any.
Use the Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet as a reference source as you record the birthdates of your children. Also, record your birth information for each one as you begin the process of obtaining birth records. Each year, you should record the dates of birth for each child you have on file with the Social Security Administration. These births should be added to the list of children’s birth information.
After the birth of each child, you should use the Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet to add each child’s name to the record book. Note: if you choose to add information about the date of birth or baptism of a child who is older than 5 years old, do so at the time of the event. If a child has changed his or her name, then you should do this on a yearly basis. You can also add new personal information that might include the number of years the mother or father has been married.
In addition to using the Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet, you can also purchase a chart from the Louisiana State Library or obtain one from an institution that maintains the documents. This will provide you with a valuable reference guide as you work on the other portions of your chart. The chart is printed on Gingham or White Paper. Because of the crisp image quality, the chart is easy to read and to print.
Using the Louisiana Purchase Activity Worksheet allows you to categorize each child you have based on the information you have collected. For example, if you have gathered information about a child that has already been adopted, you can write that information in the box located next to the “Adopted” column. This box provides you with the following information: biological parents’ name; birth date; birthplace; adoption agency’s name; adoption date; adoption reason; sex; social security number; health insurance number; foster parent’s name; foster care history; age at the time of adoption; and whether the adoptive parents are listed on their adoption certificate.
Your Louisiana adoption activity worksheet is a simple guide that can help you plan your next genealogy project. It is easy to use and will help you to organize your child’s adoption records. Since the children were placed in your care, you will want to maintain them in a safe place to use for future projects.