At the recent New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC), held in Springfield, Massachusetts, I had a chance to sit and talk with David Allen. He is the owner of Old Maps, a company that republishes historical maps. The maps range from the 1850s through the early 1870s. The company offers digital and printed reproductions of maps from all over New England. The company provides thousands of FREE, compressed maps on its web site. Highly detailed (non-compressed) maps on CD-ROM and printed on high-quality paper can also be ordered from the site.
These maps pinpoint the location of every house and the name of the family that lived there at the time the original map was produced. As such, these maps have great value to genealogists. Not only can you see where your ancestors lived, but also their neighbors and others in the extended area.
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