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The following websites have historic To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.== Online Maps ==*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Connecticut?q=connecticut&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]*[https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Connecticut#bbox=-73.72777507, United States Genealogy|Connecticut40.949261699999994,-71.78699400999999,42.05058694000002&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to= Old Maps Online Collection]*[https://www.loc.gov/maps/?q=connecticut Library of Congress Maps Collection]*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=connecticut Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/connecticut.html Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=connecticut Archive.org] *[http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/connecticut.html Harvard University Scanned Maps] *[https: <br> //collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/connecticut%20--%20maps!connecticut%20map/field/subjec!all/mode/exact!all/conn/and!all/order/nosort/ad/asc UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]*[https://geodata.lib.berkeley.edu/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=connecticut+map University of California Berkeley Library]
== Tips for Using Maps ==
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 '''[[Connecticut Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
*Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.<br>
== Online Resources ==For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
*Perry-Castaneda Library, Map Collection, [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/connecticut.html Connecticut == Types of Maps] <br> ==
Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example: *[https://nationalmapHistorical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information.gov/small_scale/printable<br>*Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide.html National Atlas <br>*Other types of the United States] has printable mapsinclude: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities. <br>
*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/To learn more about different types of maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. This map will allow you , go to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring countiesgeneral'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''. <br>
*University of Connecticut. University Libraries. [http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/ Map and Geographic Information Center].<br>== Historical Maps Collections ==
*University Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of Southern Maineyour ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there. [httpThe following collection is helpful://usm.maine.edu/maps/exhibition/2/home The Cartographic Creation of New England]. © 2012 University of Southern Maine <br>
*mytopo[https://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/printable.html National Atlas of the United States] has printable maps. *[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.*[http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/ Map and Geographic Information Center] University of Connecticut. University Libraries. *[http://usm.maine.edu/maps/exhibition/2/home The Cartographic Creation of New England] University of Southern Maine. 2012 University of Southern Maine*[http://historical.mytopo.com/ Historical Maps]$ mytopo. The below are collections, many have been digitized.*[http://www.cslib.org/geography.htm Connecticut State Library], *[http://www.chs.org/page.php?id=516 Connecticut Historical Society], *[http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/vwebv/search?searchArg=connecticut+maps&searchCode=GKEY^*&searchType=0&recCount=50 Yale University]*[http://www.wesleyan.<br>edu/libr/ Wesleyan University]
The [http://www.cslib.org/geography.htm Connecticut State Library], [http://www.chs.org/page.php?id=516 Connecticut Historical Society], [http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/vwebv/search?searchArg=connecticut+maps&searchCode=GKEY^*&searchTypeResources=0&recCount=50 Yale University], and [http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/ Wesleyan University] have major map collections. Many maps have been digitized.<br>  The Family History Library has Connecticut maps for many years. It also has Hartford and New Haven city ward maps dating from 1850 to 1899 {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL film 1377700}}; Hartford {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL fiches 6016650-54}}, New Haven {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL fiches 6016688-94}}. <br>  <br>  [[Category:Connecticut_MapsConnecticut_Map]]
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