Mapping your ancestors

After you find out where the place is located, it's time to dig out the maps. Maps can be an invaluable resource in your genealogical research. Not only do maps help you track your ancestors, but they also enhance your published genealogy by illustrating some of your findings.

Different types of online sites have maps that may be useful in your genealogical research:

1 Historical maps: Several Web sites contain scanned or digitized images of historic maps. In a lot of cases, you can download or print copies of these maps. Such sites include these:

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