Exclusive Historic Maps

Put your research—and your ancestors’ lives—in geographical context with the help of Family Tree Magazine‘s exclusive maps.

Here’s a list of the exclusive historic maps currently available to be downloaded below. Check back often as we’ll continue to add new ones.

  • US Migration Map
  • Ethnic German Areas of Europe

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US Migration Map

Learn how your ancestors got from point A to point B: Studying migration routes can help you track your family and guide your research. This map highlights the most popular routes American migrants used.

Get the US Migration Map in PDF format:


Ethnic German Areas of Europe Map

Your German-speaking ancestors might not have come from Germany proper—German “enclaves” are scattered across Europe. See the different groups and the regions where they settled.

Get the Ethnic German Areas of Europe Map in PDF format: