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

22 Oct 2017

Place Names Research at FamilySearch

By |22 Oct 2017|Maps|2 Comments

There's a sleek new way to search place names at FamilySearch. It doesn't get simpler than that. What began as a tool called Standard Finder from the FamilySearch Labs back in 2010 has evolved into a simple search interface that delivers lots of information. The new search result [...]

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

By |2 Mar 2017|Maps|2 Comments

The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at 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 [...]