Map Resource Links
Maps are helpful, both in identifying the locations identified by your ancestral research, but changes in
political (or sometimes natural) boundaries can provide insight both into movement and cultural expectations
Please note that all of these will take you away from the SBCGS site.
- David Rumsey Map Collection
- This collection of historical maps focuses on rare 18th and 19th maps of North and South America.
- Newberry Library: Maps,
Travel, and Exploration
- The Newberry Library, an independent research library located in Chicago, hosts this collection of maps
related to travel.
- Atlas of Historical County
- This service of the Newberry Library in Chicago provides maps that detail the changes of county boundaries
in the United States.
- USGS Stream Map
- This unique, interactive map service from the United States Geological Survey details the rivers and
streams of the United States. It traces both upstream and downstream, and can provide insight into why
your ancestors moved where they did.