Best Buys: Maps

Best Buys: Maps

Rand McNally 2001 Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico A genealogist needs maps showing small towns, roads and county names and boundaries. This inexpensive road atlas fits the bill and also includes an index to counties, cities and towns. Unfortunately, the Canadian maps do not show county names and...

Rand McNally 2001 Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico
A genealogist needs maps showing small towns, roads and county names and boundaries. This inexpensive road atlas fits the bill and also includes an index to counties, cities and towns. Unfortunately, the Canadian maps do not show county names and boundaries. $8.99. www.randmcnally.com, (800) 275-7263

DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Series
Each state atlas in this series features maps drawn at a scale of about 3 miles per inch, each covering roughly 25×40 miles. The maps show towns, townships, roads and physical features. $19.95 each. www.delorme.com/atlases

US Geological Survey Maps
A detailed map can help you see the contour of the land where your ancestors lived and help you identify nearby churches and cemeteries. USGS topographic maps drawn at a scale of 1 inch equals 2,000 feet show roads, trails, rivers, lakes, buildings and political boundaries. The maps are typically about 20×28 inches and show a 7×10-mile area. Go to mapping.usgs.gov and choose Map Lists or MapFinder for topographic maps. $4, plus $5 handling. (888) ASK-USGS

Find more map options, including sources for old maps, in the August 2001 Family Tree Magazine.)

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