Homeward Bound

By Rick Crume Premium

In your euphoria over online mapping tools’ bells and whistles, don’t forget old-fashioned place-finding resources. Traditional maps, atlases and gazetteers such as these often contain information you won’t find on the Web:

? Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources edited by Alice Eichholz (Ancestry)

? Atlas of Historical County Boundaries series (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

? Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer series (DeLorme)

? Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

? The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers, 3rd edition, edited by Cecil R. Humphery-Smith (Phillimore & Co.)

? Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide series (Rand McNall)

? Township Atlas of the United States edited by John L. Andriot (self-published)
From the April 2004 Family Tree Magazine