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ABCgenealogy: Maps

Links to more than 50 websites with a variety of locations.

Ancestry.com Map Center
Features several hundred historical maps from all areas of the world, including helpful jurisdictional maps for every U.S. state.

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
ACMLA actively serves as the representative professional group for Canadian map librarians, cartographic archivists and others interested in geographic information in all formats. Since its inception in 1967, the achievements of the Association have been notable, including a vigorous publishing program, development of professional standards and international cataloguing rules, and efforts to increase national awareness of issues concerning spatial information and recognition of the contribution of map libraries and cartographic archives.

Ayrshire Roots, Old Maps
Old Scottish Maps, as well as a collection from around the world. Dating from 1500 to 1900.

Gazetteer of British Place Names
It provides the most exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain currently available, containing over 50,000 entries including commonly accepted alternative spellings and Welsh and Gaelic versions.

Getty Research Library
Getty Thesauraus of Geographic Names.

Historical Atlas of Canada
Maps, graphs and text based on the highly acclaimed and successful Historical Atlas of Canada, redesigned for online, interactive viewing Curriculum-based content to meet common classroom requirements Learning activities that engage students and teachers in challenging and educational ways Downloadable data in tabular form as well as printable map images

Luxembourg Gazetteer of Villages and Towns
Luxembourg being situated on the frontier between germanic and romanic languages, the place names may have diverging German, French or Luxembourgish versions. Normally the Luxembourg place names that can be found on the road maps and official modern documents are the French ones. In older records the German names can be found frequently.

MapQuest
Today: The Internet's Most Popular Source for Maps and Driving Directions The culmination of a 30-year evolution of mapping and technology has made MapQuest a world leader in online mapping and driving directions, providing destination information solutions to business partners and consumers anytime, anywhere. MapQuest.com is the #1 mapping site on the Internet.

Microsoft's Expedia - Maps
Find detailed maps of North America and Europe, or see the world with topographic maps of places around the globe. Get Driving Directions Get accurate directions throughout North America and Europe.

The Swedish Gazateer
Searchable Gazateer and Atlas for Sweden, in English and Swedish.

Using Maps in Genealogy
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the Nation's official data base of place names. The GNIS is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and can often provide information on name changes. This data base contains 2 million entries, including the names of places that no longer exist, as well as variant names for existing places.

 
 
     
 
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