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Find Your Roots Online! An overview of genealogical resources on the Internet
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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. 


1905 San Francisco maps

Sanborn maps from before the earthquake.

In the David Rumsey Map collection


    Maps and More

                    Maps, Gazetteers, etc.

    a)                  U.S. Census Bureau



    b)                  Gleason’s Old Maps


    Commercial site for purchasing antique maps.


    c)                  American Memory Map Collection

    From the Library of Congress.  Maps of town, cities, military battles, railroads, etc.


    d)                  Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

    The University of Texas library collection contains many historical maps.


    e)                  The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

    This map collection has over 57,000 maps online, including many rare 18th and 19th century maps.


    f)                   Google Earth

    Provides maps and satellite images.  Download the program and search for your ancestor’s home!


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