Historical Atlases and Maps of U.S. and States

Are you researching your family history? Historical maps can be an exceptional tool when you are beginning a genealogy research project. Because maps can give you important details about business and property ownership, they can be a significant source of information. This information can tell you what and whom you need to research to learn more. The goal of this site is to help you discover important information to get started.

Each State page contains rotating animated maps showing all of the county boundary changes & all of the county boundaries for each census year for each year. Past and present maps of US are overlaid so that you can see the changes in county boundaries, downloadable County D.O.T. Maps, and state atlas maps.

Source: Historical Atlases and Maps of U.S. and States | Map of US

Topographic Maps News via ResearchBuzz

National Geographic has launched a Web site for easy printing of USGS topographic maps. “If you’ve ever gone hunting topo maps via the USGS, you know that it can be a bit of a pain because, not only is finding the quad you’re looking for more difficult, the PDFs they have available aren’t formatted for standard printer paper. The National Geographic website solves both of these issues.”

Source: Coin Magazines, Illinois Judges, Topographic Maps, More: Wednesday Buzz, August 10, 2016 | ResearchBuzz

A Picture Map of London History

A Picture Map of London History

If you have ancestors who lived in London, you will find Collage, The London Picture Archive, a gorgeous look into your family history. It took two years to digitize more than 250,000 images and maps. The result is a gorgeous site that will amaze and delight. There’s an impressive search component, but the best way to begin is to scroll down the site’s home page to the featured galleries and…

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A Picture Map of London History

If you have ancestors who lived in London, you will find Collage, The London Picture Archive, a gorgeous look into your family history.

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It took two years to digitize more than 250,000 images and maps. The result is a gorgeous site that will amaze and delight. There’s an impressive search component, but the best way to begin is to scroll down the site’s home page to the featured galleries and further down to the subject browsing area. After spending some time wandering through the many collections available, you’ll have a better idea how to search for specific locations or historical periods.

Be warned! It’s going to be hard to stay focused. There’s so much to see that it is too easy to get distracted.