What’s New: Map Your Ancestors (on Your Smart Phone)

The headline is from a blog posting last month on the FamilySearch blog at   What’s New: Map Your Ancestors January 9, 2018 By Alison Ensign You can map your ancestors on FamilySearch’s app. I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it

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Now Online: Meyer’s German Gazetteer

Meyer’s German Gazetteer, long an important tool for geographical research, is now online, indexed and fully searchable! That’s good news, but here is even more good news: While original book is in German, this interface is translated into English. If you are seeking a geographical place in the old German Empire (1871-1918), check out this

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Online Guide to Historic Maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve

Did you every wonder if a map was available for a specific location in the Cleveland area and for a specific time period? Well, there is a website for that: Cleveland Cartography at The website was created and is maintained by Bill Barrow, head of special collections at Cleveland State University. You can read about

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