Genealogical research in U.S. censuses begins with identifying correct county jurisdictions ??o assist in this identification, the map Guide shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. On each of the nearly 400 maps the old county lines are superimposed over the modern ones to highlight the boundary changes at ten-year intervals. Accompanying each map are explanations of boundary changes, notes about the census, a tocality finding keys. In addition, there are inset maps which clarify ??erritorial lines, a state-by-state bibliography of sources, a an appendix outlining pitfalls in mapping county boundaries. Finally, there is an index which lists all present day counties, plus nearly all defunct counties or counties later renamed-the most complete list of American counties ever published.We thank their staffs for so much help. Certainly this book would not exist if the Genealogical Library did not maintain its open-door policy. Research was also done at the State Library of Massachusetts; the Connecticut State Library; theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920|
|Author||:||William Thorndale, William Dollarhide|
|Publisher||:||Genealogical Publishing Com - 1987|