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Google Maps Will Help You Learn More About Your Ancestors. Have you ever taken a really long road trip?

Google Maps Will Help You Learn More About Your Ancestors

The kind that takes days to get where you’re going? It’s not as common anymore with cheap, safe air travel. I love the road trip personally – no time constraints, no restrictions on shampoo bottle size, no turbulence! After each trip I understand so much more about terrain, road quality, how long it takes to get somewhere. We take all this for granted when flying, or even when someone else is driving. One such trip was a hot August with my mother to several small central Texas towns in search of family evidence – we called it the dead relative tour.

But, we can’t walk in everyone’s footsteps. Map Out Your Ancestors for Free You don’t need to spend money on software to map your ancestors travels. This couple drove everywhere! Advertisement The diary entry read: “Left Midland [Texas] about 10:00 this morning – ate lunch in Colorado [city not state] – stopped in Abilene and in Brownwood for a while. Know Your Counties. These 26 Maps Show How Ethnic Groups Are Divided Across The United States. If you ever doubted that the different ancestry groups stick together, then doubt no more!

These 26 Maps Show How Ethnic Groups Are Divided Across The United States

This very interesting collection of maps sets out to document where the majority of different races live in the USA. Such groups as German-Americans, Irish-Americans and Mexican-American are all beautifully highlighted in these maps to show the areas that different races have migrated to. German-Americans make up 30% of the population of the Midwest, while only 10% can be found further south towards California.

Irish-Americans can be mostly found in the North East and very seldom further south, while Mexican-Americans are predominantly to be found in the south west, with very few living as far as New England. The maps also include such information as population numbers of each group, although they do include people who belong to more than one group. This collection of maps make up the largest collection of ancestry and racial groups in the USA. 49,840,035 Germans live mostly in the Midwest.

Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration: Collaborative Geo-referencing of Maps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project. National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project

Like the state map above this content includes shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (3:00) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (0:30) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00)

Historic maps of Oklahoma go online for public viewing. Thousands of Oklahoma maps from railroads through Indian Territory to town plats, cities and oilfields have been collected by the Oklahoma Historical Society for more than a century.

Historic maps of Oklahoma go online for public viewing

Now these maps are being scanned and placed online for easy viewing and printing by the public. “The OHS Research Division staff has scanned more than 800 map pages and placed them online,” said Chad Williams, director of the research division. “These maps have been scanned at a high resolution that allows for incredible details to be viewed on our online database.” The collection includes more than 15,000 maps from 1820 to the present, including the 1,900 now online. It features Oklahoma streets and highways, counties and towns, waterways, railways, American Indian populations, cemeteries, telecommunication lines, trails, borderlines and boundaries, including U.S. government agency maps, Williams said.

The collection also features Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Plan of Bay Ridge parkway. USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer. USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer Go to the location you want to explore, then Click on a place to see its historical maps.

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

Click timeline maps to view in main window. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.