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HIS122 - Dr. Don Fisher - Family History Project: Maps, Gazetteers

Hints & Tips

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. 

Historical Map

Maps and More

                Maps, Gazetteers, etc.


a)                  American Memory Map Collection

From the Library of Congress

b)                  Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

The University of Texas library collection contains many historical maps.

c)                  The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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

d)                   Google Earth

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

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