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Genealogy Research: Maps, Gazetteers

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Maps can help you locate information about your family.  Find out the county each town is located in.  County lines can change over time. Search nearby towns for relatives.  Maps will add interest to your family history. 

Maps and More

                Maps, Gazetteers, etc.

a)                  U.S. Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer

b)                  Gleason’s Old Maps

http://www.oldmapsetc.com/

Commercial site

c)                  American Memory Map Collection

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

From the Library of Congress

d)                  Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

The University of Texas library collection contains many historical maps.

e)                  The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

http://www.davidrumsey.com/

This map collection has over 13,000 maps online, including many rare 18th and 19th century maps.

f)                   Google Earth

http://earth.google.com/

Provides maps and satellite images.  Search for your home or your ancestor’s home!