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The largest collection of maps for [[Portal:Georgia (state)|Georgia]] is found at the Georgia Surveyor General office at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. For information about this collection see:
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*Blake, Janice Gayle. ''Pre-Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department.'' Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1976.  
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To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
*Johnsen, Margaret A. ''Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department''. Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1981.
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== Online Maps  ==
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Georgia?q=georgia&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/Georgia_(U.S._state)#bbox=-87.98346993249999,29.3542430071371,-78.53149546999998,35.63441950645476&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=georgia Library of Congress Maps Collection]
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*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=georgia Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
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*[http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/georgia.html Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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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=georgia Harvard University Scanned Maps]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/georgia?CISOBOX1=georgia UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://geodata.lib.berkeley.edu/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=georgia+map&bbox=-87.429199%2028.362402%20-77.102051%2037.212832 University of California Berkeley Library]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ MapofUS.org]. Includes boundary changes map.
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/Georgia.html Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries]
  
The Family History Library has a series of modern maps from the Surveyor General office (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=315601&disp=Surveyor%2DGeneral%27s+maps+and+maps+of+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 465171-2]), a few colonial maps, and city ward maps for Atlanta in 1888 (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1377700]). Also see James C. Bonner, ''Atlas for Georgia History'' (Milledgeville, Georgia: Georgia College Duplicating Department, 1969; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=103704&disp=Atlas+for+Georgia+history%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.8 E7b]).  
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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 '''[[Georgia 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>
  
Maps that show county formation are found in Pat Bryant, ''Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries'', Second Edition, revised by Ingrid Shields (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1983; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=165603&disp=Georgia+counties%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.8 E3b]).  
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For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
  
[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.
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== Types of Maps  ==
  
Modern city, county, and state maps can be purchased from:
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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>
  
Georgia Department of Transportation
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To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
  
Office of Transportation Data<br>5025 New Peachtree Road<br>Chamblee, Georgia 30341<br>Fax: (770) 986-1448
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== Historical Maps Collections ==
  
Internet: http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Pages/default.aspx
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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 collection is helpful:
  
== Web Sites ==
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* [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/ Georgia University Virtual Valult]
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For information about this collection see:
  
http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html
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*Blake, Janice Gayle, ''Pre-Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department.'' (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1976.) {{WorldCat|1968866|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
  
http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/index.html
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*Johnsen, Margaret A, ''Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department''. (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1981.) {{WorldCat|8278915|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
  
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html
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== Family History Library ==
  
[[Category:Georgia]]
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The Family History Library has a series of modern maps from the Surveyor General office:
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*Georgia Surveyor General, ''Surveyor-General's Maps and Maps of Counties of Georgia, Arranged in Alphabetical Order'' {{FHL|315601|item|disp=FHL films 465171-2}}
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*Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, ''Ward Maps of United States Cities'' {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL film 1377700, fiche 6016567}}
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*James C. Bonner, ''Atlas for Georgia History'' (Milledgeville, Georgia: Georgia College Duplicating Department, 1969) {{WorldCat|121844|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|103704|item|disp=FHL book 975.8 E7b}}
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*Pat Bryant, ''Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries'', Second Edition, revised by Ingrid Shields (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1983) {{WorldCat|10497816|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|165603|item|disp=FHL 975.8 E3b}} Maps that show county formation.
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==Resources==
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*[http://hmap.libs.uga.edu/hmap/search Jargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library Maps Database - University of Georgia]
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*[https://store.usgs.gov/filter-products?country=US&region=GA&sort=relevance USGS Products $]
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*[https://www2.census.gov/acs2005/summaryfile/Georgia/ Georgia US Census (zip files)]
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*[http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/pages/default.aspx Modern city, county, and state maps] can be purchased from<br>The Georgia Department of Transportation<br>Office of Transportation Data<br>5025 New Peachtree Road<br>Chamblee, Georgia 30341 $<br>Fax: (770) 986-1448<br>
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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[[Category:Georgia, 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 collection is helpful:

For information about this collection see:

  • Blake, Janice Gayle, Pre-Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department. (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1976.) At various libraries (WorldCat)
  • Johnsen, Margaret A, Nineteenth Century Maps in the Collection of the Georgia Surveyor General Department. (Atlanta, Georgia: Surveyor General Department, 1981.) At various libraries (WorldCat)

Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has a series of modern maps from the Surveyor General office:

  • Georgia Surveyor General, Surveyor-General's Maps and Maps of Counties of Georgia, Arranged in Alphabetical Order FHL films 465171-2
  • Pat Bryant, Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries, Second Edition, revised by Ingrid Shields (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1983) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL 975.8 E3b Maps that show county formation.

Resources[edit | edit source]