Posts about maps, place name research, geographical resources, and surname mapping for genealogy research in the United States and Europe.

26 Jun 2017

Place Research Tool for Genealogy Research

By |26 Jun 2017|Databases, Maps, Research Tips|2 Comments

Place Research Tool for genealogy research is the new way to search the huge database of geographical information at FamilySearch. Place Research Tool helps you find standardized information for place names with links to GPS-generated maps, variant spellings, and changes to place names over time. In addition to helping genealogists search for [...]

2 Mar 2017

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org

By |2 Mar 2017|Maps|2 Comments

The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org is a wonderful resource for U.S. genealogy research. A 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 powerful historical [...]

14 Jan 2017

Finding German Place Names at Meyersgaz.org

By |14 Jan 2017|German Genealogy, Maps|2 Comments

Using the essential Meyers Orts German gazetteer just got easier. Try finding German place names at Meyersgaz.org, which provides maps and translations. Meyersgaz.org is a new site for searching the indispensable Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyers-Orts for short). As FamilySearch notes, This gazetteer of the German Empire [...]