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Questions tagged [maps]

For questions about using historic maps as a genealogical tool. For digital mapping questions about geographically displaying genealogical data, use the "gis" tag instead.

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Installing Gigatree on Windows 10?

I installed Gigatree on Windows 10, Run shows this error. Cann't find the batchfile the error is referring to, even though the folder should show hidden files. What should I do to get this program ...
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Is Rygate, Surry the same as Reigate, Surrey?

One of my possible ancestors is from "Rygate, England". Googling that shows "Reigate, Surrey". When I force searches for "Rygate" it shows old references to places like Rygate Cathedral in Surry, ...
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Doing neighborhood or street address research in England?

In the related question Starting pre-1837 research in England and Wales? I have residence information for George Hindley and Hannah Drake from their civil marriage certificate and a census enumeration,...
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Finding Montreal map from 1921?

Looking for rue Rivet in Montreal around 1921. I am looking to find out where some of my relatives lived in the city. I know it's not too far from where I am currently but cannot find a map. I am ...
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Finding railroad maps for Germany in late 19th century?

I am studying a group of immigrants who came to the northeastern United States from Saxony in the 1870s to 1890s. Many of them were skilled workers all recruited from the same area specifically for ...
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Looking for San Francisco maps c.1912?

I have a project that would benefit greatly from an area map of San Francisco. The dates of the project range from 1911-1913 so I would like to find as large-resolution map as possible of the ...
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Finding 1910 map of Russia?

Where do I find a map of 1910 Russia? My grandfather and his sister immigrated from a city that they spell differently on every document they complete. I would like to find the actual name and ...