Using Maps to Conduct Genealogical Research<br />Ann McGinley<br />SJSU LIBR 220<br />Fall 2010<br />
McGinley Family<br />Letitia Rogers McGinley. Source of photo unknown.<br />
Schoenhofer Family<br />In 1904 the family came to St. Paul from Eudora by wagon to the farm John had purchased from Schne...
Kansas Counties<br />Source: County map for the state of Kansas [map]. Scale not given. In: Everton, G. B., Jr. Genealogic...
Topo Maps<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1885). Kansas Lawrence Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.:...
Topo Maps<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1884). Kansas Iola Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USG...
Hardiness Zones Map<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture. (1990). [Map]. Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Retrieved from http://ww...
Plat Maps<br />Ancestry.com. (2010). U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Collection Nu...
Plat Maps<br />Close-up from previous map<br />
Changing Boundaries and Jurisdictions<br />County Boundaries of 1850 [map]. In: Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. Historical atl...
Ward Maps<br />E.P. Noll & Co. Noll’s New Official Guide Map of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: E.P. Noll & Co.<br />
Sanborn Maps<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1329 [map].<br />Sanborn Fire I...
Sanborn Maps<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1330 [map].<br />Sanborn Fire I...
References<br />Ancestry.com. (2010). U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Collection N...
References, continued<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1328 [map].<br />Schif...
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  1. 1. Using Maps to Conduct Genealogical Research<br />Ann McGinley<br />SJSU LIBR 220<br />Fall 2010<br />
  2. 2. McGinley Family<br />Letitia Rogers McGinley. Source of photo unknown.<br />
  3. 3. Schoenhofer Family<br />In 1904 the family came to St. Paul from Eudora by wagon to the farm John had purchased from Schneiders one and one-half miles north of St. Francis Church on the west side of the road, just north of the former Katy railroad tracks. George, their son, was 16 at the time and he walked the whole distance, herding the family's three cows (sources of text and photos unknown).<br />
  4. 4. Kansas Counties<br />Source: County map for the state of Kansas [map]. Scale not given. In: Everton, G. B., Jr. Genealogical atlas of the United States of America. Logan, UT: Everton Publishers, Inc. 1966, p. 32.<br />
  5. 5. Topo Maps<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1885). Kansas Lawrence Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS.<br />
  6. 6. Topo Maps<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1884). Kansas Iola Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS.<br />
  7. 7. Hardiness Zones Map<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture. (1990). [Map]. Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Retrieved from http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hzm-sm1.html<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture. (1990). [Map]. Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Retrieved from http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html<br />
  8. 8. Plat Maps<br />Ancestry.com. (2010). U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Collection Number: G&M109, Roll Number: 109. Provo, UT,USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.<br />
  9. 9. Plat Maps<br />Close-up from previous map<br />
  10. 10. Changing Boundaries and Jurisdictions<br />County Boundaries of 1850 [map]. In: Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. Historical atlas of New Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1969. p. 41.<br />County Boundaries of 1870 [map]. In: Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. Historical atlas of New Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1969. p. 44.<br />Present County Boundaries [map]. In: Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. Historical atlas of New Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1969. p. 52.<br />County Boundaries of 1900 [map]. In: Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. Historical atlas of New Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1969. p. 48.<br />
  11. 11. Ward Maps<br />E.P. Noll & Co. Noll’s New Official Guide Map of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: E.P. Noll & Co.<br />
  12. 12. Sanborn Maps<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1329 [map].<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1328 [map].<br />
  13. 13. Sanborn Maps<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1330 [map].<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1344 [map].<br />
  14. 14. References<br />Ancestry.com. (2010). U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Collection Number: G&M_109, Roll Number: 109. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.<br />Beck, W. A., & Haase, Y. D. (1969). Historical atlas of New Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.<br />Douglas, A. (2006). Genealogy, geography, and maps. Toronto: The Ontario Genealogical Society.<br />Elliott, W. B., & Clifford, K. (1998). Printed land records. In K. Meyerink (Ed.), Printed sources: A guide to published genealogical records (pp. 389-435). Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated.<br />E.P. Noll & Co. Noll’s New Official Guide Map of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: E.P. Noll & Co.<br />Everton, G. B., Jr. (1966). Genealogical atlas of the United States of America. Logan, UT: Everton Publishers, Inc.<br />McCoy, S. V. M., & Hults, J. (1989). 1001 Kansas place names. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.<br />Rising, M. H. (2005). The family tree problem solver: Proven methods for scaling the inevitable brick wall. Cincinnati, OH: Family Tree Books.<br />
  15. 15. References, continued<br />Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. (1922). Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 14, 24th Ward, 1328 [map].<br />Schiffman, C. M. (1998). Geographic tools: Maps, atlases, and gazetteers. In K. Meyerink (Ed.), Printed sources: A guide to published genealogical records (pp. 95-144). Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated.<br />Szucs, L. D., & Luebking, S. H. (Eds.). (2006). The source: A guidebook to American genealogy. Provo, UT: Ancestry.<br />U.S. Department of Agriculture. (1990). [Map]. Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Retrieved from http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1884). Kansas Iola Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS.<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (1885). Kansas Lawrence Sheet [map]. 1:125,000. 7.5-Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS.<br />U.S. Geological Survey. (2002). Using maps in genealogy (USGS Fact Sheet 099-02). Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey.<br />

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