Using maps in genealogy

Fact Sheet 140-99



Maps are one of many sources you may need to complete a family tree. In genealogical research, maps can provide clues to where our ancestors may have lived and where to look for written records about them. Beginners should master basic genealogical research techniques before starting to use topographic maps.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Using maps in genealogy
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 140-99
DOI 10.3133/fs14099
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 4 p.