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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) 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!
Historic Map Works
Our map collection numbers over 1,662,956 individual images for you to explore. Track your ancestors to their homes; see the roads they traveled on, and the names of the neighbors they talked with. Multiple layers allow you to see an area change through time, and our Geocode feature allows you to compare historical and modern maps.
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