Maps (Cartography)

ManyRoads’ Cartography Area

Maps – Landkarten

A Map of the British Empire in America with the French Spanish and Dutch Possessions adjacent thereto by Henry Popple 1742

The British Empire in America with the French Spanish and Dutch Possessions- Henry Popple 1742

As in the past, ManyRoads is committed to providing access to a wide variety of downloadable ‘free’ maps. In this area, we offer nearly 500 Maps, many are quite ‘ancient’.

It is our strong belief that maps form an extremely useful bridge to understanding both the movement of peoples and groups as well as to the life styles and life options that were available in different times.

To quote the USGS (United States Geological Service)…

Maps are one of the many sources you may need to complete a family tree.

In genealogical research, maps often 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 and historical maps.

We have completed transition of our map (cartographic) offerings to a new DropBox based system. Use of this new approach will spread our network load from being solely on ManyRoads to one that is shared and distributed between ManyRoads’ servers and DropBox servers. We also will be able to more readily manage our data files and keep them ‘current’ and synchronized. The WordPress plugin that allows us to use this “new & improved” approach is called Out-of-the-Box by Floris de Leeuw.

Should you encountered any difficulties please let me know.

ManyRoads’ Map Libraries