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Genealogy Research Toolbox

Maps - Genealogy and Ancestry Research

Maps can provide fun and interesting way to research your ancesstors. Historical Plat Maps frequently show ownership of land. The following links include a variety of sources for your research.

Maps - Genealogy and Ancestry Links

David Rumsey Map Collection
http://www.davidrumsey.com

Historic Map Works
Use search box type “county, state Plat Map” for example.
http://www.historicmapworks.com/

University of Iowa Libraries 
Use their search box “county name Plat Map” for example.
http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/maps/

Sanborn Map Abbreviations
http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/researchguide-attachments/sanbornabbrv.pdf

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/index.html

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