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The 1950 Census population schedules will be released in April 2022. In preparation, we are adding over 8000 Enumeration District Maps to the online catalog, including all county maps and any map that includes five or more enumeration districts.
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
The JewishGen Gazetteer contains the names of one million localities in 54 countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The data is based on the U.S. Board on Geographic Names databases. For each locality, the search results will display: The place's name(s), with the native name in bold. Coordinates — latitude and longitude. Links to maps. Country in which the locality is located today. Distance and direction from reference point. Link to display all places within a 10 mile radius.
Last Updated: 25 February 2020
For information on a municipality, either click on the location on the map or the alphabetical listing below the map.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Before, and between, America’s defining conflicts, mapmakers were busy documenting the locales that would become the seats of war. In our map collection, you will find historic maps, hundreds of our one-of-a-kind troop movement maps, and numerous animated maps, in which the movements of battle come to life.
Last Updated: 20 February 2019
You can even download state files and import them into Google Earth.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
This is a clickable image map of townships in Beaver County Pennsylvania. A text list of the township maps is shown below. The township images are cropped from a 1/50,000 US Geological Survey Topographical Map of Beaver County dated 1991. The 1/24,000 maps which are the basis of the county map are dated from 1954 to 1968. The adjacent counties shown on the image map are links to their USGS maps.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
More than 5 million images of land patents from 1820 on plus digitized plats and field notes describing the surveying process.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
Just click on the township to get the map. A text list of townships is shown below. The township maps are cropped from a 1/50,000 USGS Geological Survey Map of Butler County dated 1986. The 1/24,000 maps which are the basis of the county map are dated 1950 through 1964. The adjacent counties shown on the image map are links to their USGS maps.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
The Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. It focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, including atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Closed Group. Need to request to join the group.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
This is a clickable image map of townships and boroughs in Greene County Pennsylvania. A text list of the township maps is shown below. The township images are cropped from a 1/50,000 USGS Geological Survey Map of Greene County dated 1977. The adjacent counties shown on the image map are links to their USGS maps.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Geocoded to modern maps, the nearly 1.6 million historical maps here are searchable by today’s address, latitude and longitude, keywords, town names, mapmakers’ names or by year, or browse by state or country. Subscriptions cost $124.99 a year, but you can also opt to pay per use if you have only a few map mysteries to solve.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
City of Pittsburgh Geodetic and Topographic Survey Maps, 1923-1961 Darlington Digital Library Maps Flood Commission of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1912 G. M. Hopkins Company Maps, 1872-1940 Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1914
Last Updated: 22 July 2020
Courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh http://digital.library.pitt.edu/maps | USDA FSA, Earthstar
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
The First Landowners Project here combines more than 7 million landowners in 16 public-land states plus Texas on a single interactive map. Your $59 annual subscription also includes the Antique Maps Collection, with 100,000 landowners compiled from nearly 4,000 old maps.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
Combines geography and history with help from more than 55,000 users and the collections of 1,692 institutions.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
GeoHive is an initiative by Ordnance Survey Ireland to provide easy access to publically available spatial data. Explore the selected top content and maps created by you. The dynamic MapViewer makes it easier than ever to view data from multiple sources. Use the search bar to discover GeoHive data, addresses, and coordinate locations. Simply re-arrange dataset layers in selection pane for a clearer perspective. Adjustable layer transparency levels give you more control.
Last Updated: 22 October 2019
The new Map Warper lets you overlay one of more than 15,000 digitized historical maps onto modern maps and digitally rectify them.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
This digital collection represents an ongoing project of conservation, cataloging, and digital imaging of the Center’s collection of approximately 200,000 historical Geographic Locations and 5,000 atlases.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Over 2,000 Pennsylvania town and village maps from the 1800s are now available at http://shop.old-maps.com. Great for genealogists and historians! Each map has homeowner names, old roads, and business locations. Who lived in your house 160 years ago?
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Maps as many generations as you specify on your FamilySearch tree, including the birthplaces, and animates their migrations. It only works with trees in FamilySearch, however.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. Based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress it contains links to existing digital images from the collection and will be updated as new images are added. More info at http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/10/the-accidental-revelations-of-sanborn-maps/381262/
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
A front end search screen to Chronicling America newspapers. Search over eleven million newspaper pages between 1789 and 1922
Last Updated: 8 March 2019
National Atlas and Geographic Names Information System will find “Depp River” or “Hoot’s Hollow” or any other place, however obscure. Then you plot it on the customizable National Map or find it in the growing Historical Topographic Map Collection.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
Click on the map or on the name of the township or borough shown below. The township maps are cropped from a 1/50,000 US Geological Survey Topographical Map of Washington County dated 1982. The 1/24,000 maps which are the basis of the county map are dated from 1953 to 1964. The adjacent counties shown on the image map are links to their USGS maps.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
This is a clickable image map of townships and boroughs in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. A text list of the township maps is shown below. The township images are cropped from a 1/50,000 USGS Geological Survey Map of Westmoreland County dated 1987. The 1/24,000 maps which are the basis of the county map are dated 1953 to 1967. The adjacent counties shown on the image map are links to their USGS maps.
Last Updated: 5 March 2019
Combines uploaded images with Google Maps. It’s free to use (as is the iPhone app), but you must register to upload.
Last Updated: 13 February 2019
Farmline Map of Allegheny County, 1898. Shows municipalities, farm boundaries, farm owners' names, and farm acreages in rural areas.
Last Updated: 14 May 2018
Westmoreland County Historic Maps and Resources.
Last Updated: 14 May 2018