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HIS 122: The U.S. Since 1865, Dr. Don Fisher: Maps

Online Map Collections

Using Maps

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. 

Land Records

Land records are a valuable source of genealogical and historical information. In addition to researching the history of a property, land records documenting the sale and ownership of land may cite the kinship between parties or provide other vital records information. Land records may infer the approximate date when a person moved to a town or when a building was erected. They may also include the residence of the buyer. 

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