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#The University of Florida in Gainesville has the largest collection of [[Florida]] maps. The Florida State University also has a sizable map collection.
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#The Family History Library has a small collection of maps dating from the colonial era and other maps made by the General Land Office and by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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#[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map].  This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.
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#Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States:                    [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html]        
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#Before 1875 maps to after 1900 maps are available [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/florida/index_Before1875.html online] and free. You can zoom in on any map to read the details.
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[[Category:Florida|Maps]]
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To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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== Online Maps  ==
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Florida?q=florida&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]
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*[https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Florida#bbox=-87.63489604999998,24.396307989999997,-79.97430602000001,31.000967989999992&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=florida Library of Congress Maps Collection]
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*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=florida Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
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*[http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/florida.html Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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*[https://archive.org/search.php?query=florida+map&page=4 Archive.org]
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*[https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/scanned-maps/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&utm_source=library.harvards&exhibit_id=scanned-maps&search_field=all_fields&q=florida Harvard University Scanned Maps]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/florida?CISOBOX1=florida UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://geodata.lib.berkeley.edu/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=florida University of California Berkeley Library]
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*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties. (A tool bar appears at the bottom or hold down the Ctrl key and use your mouse's wheel to zoom in and out.)<br>
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*Printable maps are also available from the [https://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/printable.html National Atlas of the United States]. <br>
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*[http://ua.edu/ University of Alabama] has before 1875 maps to after 1900 maps [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/florida/index_Before1875.html online] and free. You can zoom in on any map to read the details.
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== Tips for Using Maps  ==
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Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:
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Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area or show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical features, such as creeks and hills, and man-made features, such as roads, cemeteries, and churches. Plat and land ownership maps and other types of maps are described in [[United States Maps]].
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*There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a '''[[Florida Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
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*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
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*Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.<br>
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For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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== Types of Maps  ==
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Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:
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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>
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To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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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. The following collections are helpful:
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida from MapofUS.org]. Includes boundary changes map.
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/Florida.html Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries]
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*[http://www.ufl.edu/ University of Florida] in Gainesville has the largest [http://ufdc.ufl.edu/maps collection of maps] for [[Florida, United States Genealogy|Florida]]. <br>
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*[http://www.fsu.edu/ Florida State University] has a [http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/maps sizable map collection]. <br>
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==Resources==
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[[Category:Florida, United States]]
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[[Category:United States Maps]]
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[[Category:Florida, United States|Maps]][[Category:Maps of the United States by state]]

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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: Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Some give historical background of the area or show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical features, such as creeks and hills, and man-made features, such as roads, cemeteries, and churches. Plat and land ownership maps and other types of maps are described in United States Maps.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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. The following collections are helpful:

Resources[edit | edit source]