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The National Archives of Georgia Posts Historic Maps

Alerted by a ResearchBuzz posting about the country of Georgia having posted historic maps, I went looking to see what’s available. First off – I recommend that anyone interested in Georgia should take a look at the National Archives of Georgia Flickr page. Wow! Lots of cool Georgian maps. Some have the place names translated, […]

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Bluesky Brings Old British Aerial Photos Online

The following press release is from View the History of Britain from the Air as Bluesky Brings Old Aerial Photos Online Thousands of aerial photographs of Britain, dating back more than seventy years, are now available online. Visitors to can now search, view and download images from the Old Aerial Photos collection, which […]

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Maps of the USA Showing Our Ancestry & Other Cool Stuff

The following teaser is from a fascinating article by Ana Swanson, published June 19, 2015 in the online edition of the Washington Post. The way that different races and ethnicities are spread around the U.S. says a lot about our history. Some groups ended up in a particular region of the U.S. through the invitation […]

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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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