2 Mar 2017

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at

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From the Newberry Library, a wonderful research tool for genealogists researching U.S. locations: the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a [...]

4 Nov 2016

U.S. Immigration Interactive Map 1880-2000

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A fascinating U.S. Immigration Interactive Map 1880-2000, is available online at The New York Times. Both a research tool and a way to understand more about your immigrant ancestors, the map is highly customizable. As you can see in the image above, you can select from various countries to see how each [...]

18 Aug 2016

Free Aerial Photography Resource for Genealogists

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The ASPRS Aerial Data Catalog is a free aerial photography resource for genealogists to use in their research. Provided by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), this is a useful tool for locating aerial photography for both U.S. and international geographic areas of the past and the present. ASPRS bills this database as "the Source [...]

11 Aug 2016

Rambles Through Our Country in 1890

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The Library of Congress Prints and Photos blog today features an 1890 game called Rambles Through Our Country – An Instructive Geographical Game for the Young. While it's nice just to marvel at the chromolithograph printing of this colorful game, this item has research value for genealogists working on records from the [...]