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The Ethnic Mapping of America

I’ve posted blogs dealing with America’s ethnic map before. However, it’s worth doing again. The following excerpt is from an article in the April 18, 2014 edition of the online Washington Post: The history of European colonization of the Americas is still evident today in most of the United States. This very cool map shows […]

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Alsace-Lorraine: Atlantic Bridge to Germany

Many years have passed since North America has seen any of its national boundaries change. Most of the World has proven less stable of recent decades. Even Europe has seen its share of change. World history is wroth with the ebb and flow of political and military boundaries. During the middle ages and on up […]

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The New Google Maps is Out!

The following is from the Google Maps blog. Over the coming weeks, the new Google Maps will make its way onto desktops around the world. Many of you have been previewing it since its debut last May, and thanks to your helpful feedback we’re ready to make the new Maps even more widely available. It’s […]

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An Atlas of German Migration and America

Family Roots Publishing carries a great collections of Atlases. One particularly interesting series are those produced by Carrie Eldridge. These unique map books show the migration and population spread of early colonists and their descendant from the colonial days through the California Gold Rush years. Each focuses on trail groups and assoiciated settlements. In one […]

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Mapping Software For Genealogists

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars and among genealogists, Geoff Rasmussen is quite popular. Geoff is […]

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Lands of the German Empire and Before

Most countries, if not every country, in the world have experienced ebbs and flows in their political boundaries and territories. Some countries and fallen forever to be replaced by new ones. However, both as a people and a nations, few have probably seen as much change in the past 1200 years, as the German people […]

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American Indian Tribal Tract Reference Maps Now Available Online

Many maps were created for the 2010 Census. One of these resources is the “Tribal Tract Reference Maps.” The following is from the website: These federal American Indian reservation-based maps show and label tribal census tracts and tribal block groups as delineated to support 2010 Census data dissemination. These maps also show the boundaries and […]

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The Making of Germany, Maps and History

Few countries have as confusing a past as Germany. Over the centuries literally hundreds of small kingdoms and territories existed, swelling and falling through war and domination. Beginning as early as 843, larger territories were broken up into hundreds of small lands. The people of these various lands spoke a similar language and shared many […]

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German Maps & Facts For Genealogy

Just like the Map Guide to German Parish Registers: Kingdom of Prussia, Province of  Rhineland III and Kingdom of Bavaria, Palatinate (Pfalz) covered in the last newsline, German Maps & Facts For Genealogy is highly popular map book. Thus, the publisher had cause to reprint the book. Fresh, new copies are now available for those who still […]

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Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920

The county has always been used as the basic Federal census unit. Genealogical research in the census, therefore, begins with identifying the correct county jurisdictions. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 shows county outline maps across the United States at ten-year intervals. Effectively, a map of each state’s county lines at the time […]

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Family Atlas

You can literally put your family history on the map using Family Atlas. Created by the folks at RootsMagic, Family Atlas is a fun way to graphically show your family’s history. By easily importing your genealogy from RootsMagic, Legacy, Family Tree Maker, or by GEDCOM file, you can create an interactive world map of your […]

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The Ever Popular German Map Guides, and Atlantic Bridge Books

German maps are incredibly popular and extremely important to German research. During the middle ages and on up to the First World War a modest portion of western-central Europe was a land of ever changing boundaries. In the heart of this area were the German people. At different times, different rulers and governments ruled the […]

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The National Geologic Map Database Gets a Face Lift

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) partner to launch a redesigned database of standardized geoscience information, the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB). In concert with the inaugural, multi-agency Geologic Map Day, the USGS and AASG are pleased to release a significantly updated infrastructure and a new “look” to the […]

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An Atlas of German Migration and America

Over the past few months I have reviewed a series of Atlases produced by Carrie Eldridge. These unique map books show the migration and population spread of early colonists and their descendant from the colonial days through the California Gold Rush years. Each has focuses on trail and settlements. Now, I can present one more […]

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An Atlas of Settlement Between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi-Missouri Valleys 1760-1880

In past weeks I have reviewed a number of atlases describing early trails and pathways that become the infrastructure of early America. Here are the atlases I have reviewed: An Atlas of Northern Trails Westward From New England An Atlas of Appalachian Trails to the Ohio River An Atlas of Southern Trails to the Mississippi […]

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