Caesar Pond Wildlife Refuge was once the home to three generations of a free Black family who lived and farmed from the late 1700s until the early 1900s on the site of the refuge. Using a geographical lens, Eileen Johnson, a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program at Bowdoin College, discusses how we can use modern and historical mapping approaches to uncover the history of where these families lived and how these approaches may help us uncover other similar stories. In particular, she focuses on the lives of the women in the family, reflecting on how shifts in women’s property rights makes reconstructing the lives of women particularly challenging.