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Maps are an important source to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They help you see the neighboring towns and geographic features of the area your ancestor came from.
 
  
Maps locate places, parishes, geographical features, transportation routes, and proximity to other towns.  
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To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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== Online Maps  ==
  
Historical maps are especially useful for understanding boundary changes.  
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Argentina/@-37.0547303,-81.6408358,4z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x95bccaf5f5fdc667:0x3d2f77992af00fa8!8m2!3d-38.416097!4d-63.616672 Google Maps]
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&q=argentina+&search=Go David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]
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*[https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Argentina#bbox=-73.5600329,-55.18507616,-53.637451529999986,-21.78116802999999&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to= Old Maps Online Collection]
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*[https://www.loc.gov/maps/?q=Argentina&st=gallery Library of Congress Maps Collection]
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*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Argentina%20maps Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
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*[http://utexas.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?ho=t&l=en&s3.q=Argentina+maps#!/search?ho=t&l=en&q=Argentina%20maps Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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*[https://archive.org/search.php?query=Argentina%20maps Archive.org]
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*[https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/scanned-maps/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&utm_source=library.harvard&exhibit_id=scanned-maps&search_field=all_fields&q=argentina Harvard University Scanned Maps]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/Argentina%20maps UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/results?vid=0&sid=e155cb1d-6307-48bc-baa8-bc39f575f336%40pdc-v-sessmgr02&bquery=Argentina%2Bmaps&bdata=JnR5cGU9MCZzZWFyY2hNb2RlPUFuZCZzaXRlPWVkcy1saXZl University of California Berkeley Library]
  
Maps are published individually or as an atlas. An atlas is a bound collection of maps. Maps may also be included in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, and history texts.
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== Tips for Using Maps  ==
 
 
There are different types of maps that will help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide for Argentina and an alphabetical index to place names. Other types of maps include: Parish maps, Provincial atlases, topographical maps, and City/Street maps (extremely helpful when researching in large cities such as Buenos Aires).
 
 
 
=== Using Maps  ===
 
  
 
Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:  
 
Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:  
  
**There are often several places with the same name.  
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*There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a '''[[Argentina Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
**The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestors lived there.  
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*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
**Place-names are often misspelled in foreign sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.  
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*Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.<br>
**Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps.
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*Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps. Look for neighboring towns and geographic features to find the area where your ancestor came from.<br>
 
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*Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.<br>
=== Finding a Specific Town on a Map  ===
 
 
 
To do successful research in Argentina, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived.
 
 
 
Because many towns have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. You will be more successful if you have some information about the town. Before using a map, you can search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about the following:
 
 
 
**The governmental district your ancestor's town was in
 
**The province the ancestor came from  
 
**Name of the parish where your ancestor was baptized or married
 
**Towns where related ancestors lived
 
**The size of the town
 
**The occupation of your ancestor or his relatives (this may indicate the size or industries of the town).
 
  
Nearby localities, such as large cities:
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For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
  
**Nearby features, such as rivers and mountains
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=== Finding the Specific Town on the Map  ===
**Industries of the area
 
**Dates the town existed
 
**Other names the town was known by
 
  
Use gazetteers to identify the province your ancestor's town was in. This will distinguish it from other towns of the same name and help you locate it on a map. See [[Argentina Gazetteers]].  
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To successfully research maps from Argentina, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because there are several towns that have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. Using gazetteers can help you to identify a place's the jurisdiction and help you locate it on a map. See the '''[[Argentina Gazetteers]]''' article for more information.
  
=== Finding Maps and Atlases ===
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== Types of Maps  ==
  
Collections of maps and atlases are available at numerous historical societies and at public and university libraries. You can purchase maps of Argentina from any local book store.
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Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:
  
The Family History Library has a good collection of Argentinian maps and atlases. These are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a '''[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Place Search]''' under:
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*Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information.<br>
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*Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide. <br>
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*Other types of maps include: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities.<br>
  
ARGENTINA - MAPS
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To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
  
ARGENTINA - PROVINCE - MAPS
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=== Historical Maps Collections ===
  
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Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of your ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there. <br>
 
'''A helpful set of maps at the Family History Library is:'''  
 
'''A helpful set of maps at the Family History Library is:'''  
  
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**Fúrlong Cárdiff, Guillermo. ''Cartografía Histórica Argentina: mapas planos y diseños que se conservan en el Archivo General de la Nación''. (Inventory of the maps, plans, and drawings found in the National Archives of Argentina). Buenos&nbsp; Aires, Talleres Gros del Boletín Oficial e Imprentas de Ministerio del Interior, 1963. (FHL book 982 A3f; film 0897023 item 2.)
 
**Fúrlong Cárdiff, Guillermo. ''Cartografía Histórica Argentina: mapas planos y diseños que se conservan en el Archivo General de la Nación''. (Inventory of the maps, plans, and drawings found in the National Archives of Argentina). Buenos&nbsp; Aires, Talleres Gros del Boletín Oficial e Imprentas de Ministerio del Interior, 1963. (FHL book 982 A3f; film 0897023 item 2.)
  
=== Websites  ===
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[[Category:Argentina]]
 
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[[Category:Maps by country]]
*Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - '''http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/argentina.html'''
 
*Various Maps from Embassy World - '''http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Argentina.html'''
 
*World Atlas -&nbsp;'''http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/ar.htm#maps'''
 
*Argentina Map and Place Name Index - '''http://www.multimap.com/index/AR.htm'''
 
*InfoPlease: Map of Argentina -'''http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/argentina.html'''
 
*Clickable map of Argentina - '''http://www.atlasgeo.net/'''
 
 
 
 
[[es:Mapas de Argentina]]
 
[[es:Mapas de Argentina]]
  
 
[[Category:Argentina Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Maps of South America]]
 
[[Category:Argentina Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Maps of South America]]

Latest revision as of 17:08, 17 June 2021

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To learn more about maps in general, go to the Maps Record Page.

Online Maps[edit | edit source]

Tips for Using Maps[edit | edit source]

Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:

  • There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a Gazetteer to help you.
  • The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.
  • Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.
  • Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps. Look for neighboring towns and geographic features to find the area where your ancestor came from.
  • Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.

For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.

Finding the Specific Town on the Map[edit | edit source]

To successfully research maps from Argentina, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because there are several towns that have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. Using gazetteers can help you to identify a place's the jurisdiction and help you locate it on a map. See the Argentina Gazetteers article for more information.

Types of Maps[edit | edit source]

Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:

  • Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information.
  • Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide.
  • Other types of maps include: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities.

To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.

Historical Maps Collections[edit | edit source]

Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of your ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there.
A helpful set of maps at the Family History Library is:

    • Carta provisional de la República Argentina. (Provisional Map of the Republic Argentin). Scale: 1:500.000. 69 maps. Buenos Aires: El Instituto, 1939–1975. (FHL map 982 E7ag.)

Helpful atlases for Argentina include:

    • Chapeaurouge, Carlos de. Atlas del plano catastral de la República Argentina. (Atlas of the Planning Tax Offices of the Republic of Argentina). Buenos Aires: Eigendorf y Lesser, 1905. Buneos Aires: J. Lesser, 1913. (FHL film 0908853 item 1; Fiche 6030612 [supplement].) Includes 119 maps.
    • Latzina, Francisco. Geografía de la República Argentina.(Geography and Description of Argentina). Buenos Aires: Félix Lajouane, 1888. (FHL book 982 E2lf; film 0599567 item 1.)

Bibliographies of Argentianian maps and atlases are found in the following books:

    • Barba, Fernando E. Indice de mapas, planos y fotografías del Ministerio de Obras Públicas 1885–1910. (Index to the maps, plan and photograph holdings of the Sección Ministerio de Obras Públicas 1885–1910). La Plata: Archivo Histórico de la Provincia, 1968. (FHL book 982 A3b; film 0873668 item 4.)
    • Fúrlong Cárdiff, Guillermo. Cartografía Histórica Argentina: mapas planos y diseños que se conservan en el Archivo General de la Nación. (Inventory of the maps, plans, and drawings found in the National Archives of Argentina). Buenos  Aires, Talleres Gros del Boletín Oficial e Imprentas de Ministerio del Interior, 1963. (FHL book 982 A3f; film 0897023 item 2.)