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BOOK - Using Maps in Family History Research. Revised & Updated
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005

Maps, both contemporary and historic, are an important resource when conducting historical research.

The visual representation of the land and communities on a map can offer evidence in its own right. It is the task of the researcher to carefully evaluate every piece of the puzzle in order to identify and understand individuals, families, migration routes, and even settlement patterns. It is important to understand and collate the information gathered before making judgements about people and relationships.

Maps should be a critical part of historical evidence gathering and evaluation.

Table of Contents:
  • What is a map?
  • How Can Maps Help?
  • Getting Started
  • Where To Find Maps
  • Types of Maps
  • Understanding Map Scale
  • Map Legends
  • Historic Maps
  • Canadian National Topographic Maps
  • Fire Insurance Plans
  • British Isles Research
    • England, Scotland & Wales
    • Researching in Ireland
  • Administrative Boundaries
  • Finding the Right Location
  • Land Ownership & Maps
  • Overcoming History & Geography
  • Upper Canada - Canada West - Ontario
  • Maps, Geography & Geographic Information on the Web
    • World Map Links
    • Links: England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales
    • Links: United States of America
    • Cartography, Geography & Related Resources
  • Glossary and Terms Defined
30 pp; 8.5" X 11" ; acid-free paper; coil bound; pub. 2005; ISBN 1-894378-85-1

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About Fawne Stratford-Devai
Fawne Stratford-Devai's work on Land Records and early Ontario records is well known in the genealogy community. A published author of several Canadian and UK research books, she has also contributed articles to the Ontario Genealogical Society's newsletter "Families" as well as writing for the online family history newsletter the "Global Gazette". Biography

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