1902 Atlas of Livingston Co., NY

The Rochester Public Library recently added the New Century Atlas of Livingston Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This 1902 atlas is another one of those that they have been scanning in PDF format. This is another one of those atlases that shows houses with names of owners. It also has schoolhouses, churches …

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1876 Atlas of Genesee Co., NY

The Rochester Public Library recently added the Combination Atlas Map of Genesee Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas originally published by in 1876 by Everts, Ensign & Everts is in PDF format. This was a large atlas approx 27 x 17 inches and makes a large PDF file (80mb) This atlas …

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1874 Atlas of Wayne County

The Rochester Public Library recently added the 1874 Atlas of Wayne Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas published by D. G. Beers & Co. is in PDF format. I like the PDF format because you can make a PDF as large as you want to view all the detail. This atlas is …

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1874 Atlas of Ontario County

The Rochester Public Library recently added the 1874 Atlas of Ontario Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas is in PDF format. I like the PDF format because you can make a PDF as large as you want. This atlas is one that shows where homes of people are located. Also the maps …

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1872 Atlas of Livingston Co., NY

The Rochester Public Library recently added the 1872 Atlas of Livingston Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas is in PDF format. RPL has previously used a software package called Zoomify to present maps and atlases. (See this web page for those available maps.) I like the PDF format better mostly because Zoomify …

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Using USGS Topo Maps

I read an article on the Family Search website titled “Online with Topographical Maps” by James Tanner that told about the on-line collection of the USGS (U. S. Geological Survey). You should read that blog post by Mr. Tanner. He mentions the “The National Map” web page  which I hadn’t seen before. I think that …

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