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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[New York]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[New_York_Maps|Maps]]''
  
The New York State Library, New York State Archives, New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, and most university and public libraries in major cities have extensive map collections. The Family History Library has few original maps but has many on microfilm and microfiche.  
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The New York State Library, New York State Archives, [[New York Public Library]], New-York Historical Society, and most university and public libraries in major cities have extensive map collections. The [[Family History Library]] has few original maps but has many on microfilm and microfiche.  
  
Detailed patent maps may show where early settlers lived. An inventory of these is David Ellicott Evans Mix, ''Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor and Comptroller and the New York State Library'' (Albany, New York: Charles van Benthuysen, 1859; Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=341313&disp=Catalogue+of+maps+and+surveys+in+the+off++ 947104 item 5]; or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=341313&disp=Catalogue+of+maps+and+surveys+in+the+off++ 947853 item 2]). The New York State Archives also has a finding aid that lists the location of specific patent maps.
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=== General  ===
  
Street and ward maps are extremely helpful in doing research in city records. Successful census research often depends on finding maps that show ward boundaries, enumeration districts, or election districts. A large collection of pre-1900 ward maps for every major American city, including Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, New York, and Rochester, is ''Ward Maps of United States Cities'' (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities++ 1377700]; microfiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities++ 6016554–782]). A helpful atlas for New York City research is ''Hagstrom Map Co., Hagstrom New York City 5 Borough Atlas, 22 edition.''(Maspeth, New York: Hagstrom Map, 1987; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=658600&disp=Hagstrom+New+York+City+5+borough+atlas%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Q 974.71 E7h]).  
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*An important set of maps at the Library of Congress is available at the Family History Library on microfiche. The Land Ownership Map Collection contains 109 maps for New York counties, showing the names of landowners and the location of their property {{FHL|595910|item|disp=FHL fiche 6079710–818}} They date from 1668–1899 but most are from the 1850s. They are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Locality Search under UNITED STATES - MAPS.
  
An important set of maps at the Library of Congress is available at the Family History Library on microfiche. The Land Ownership Map Collection contains 109 maps for New York counties, showing the names of landowners and the location of their property (Family History Library fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=595910&disp=Land+ownership+maps++ 6079710–818]). They date from 1668–1899 but most are from the 1850s. They are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Locality Search under UNITED STATES - MAPS. A description of each map is found in Richard W. Stephenson, ''Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress'' (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1967; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=448424&disp=Land+ownership+maps+%3A+a+checklist+of+n%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 A3Loc]).  
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:*A description of each map is found in Richard W. Stephenson, ''Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress'' (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1967) {{FHL|448424|item|disp=FHL book 973 A3Loc}} A digital version is available through the FHL catalog entry.
  
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map].  This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.  
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*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.
  
For maps showing county and town formation in New York, see:
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=== Street and Ward Maps  ===
  
Thorndale, William and William Dollarhide. ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920''. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=545087&disp=Map+guide+to+the+U%2ES%2E+Federal+census%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 X2th].)
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Street and ward maps are extremely helpful in doing research in city records. Successful census research often depends on finding maps that show ward boundaries, enumeration districts, or election districts.  
  
''County Formations and Minor Civil Divisions of the State of New York''. Series B, Number 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1978. (Family History Library book Ref [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=153570&disp=County+formations+and+minor+civil+divisi%20%20&columns=*,0,0 929.1 G286gs] Series B, no. 4; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=153570&disp=County+formations+and+minor+civil+divisi++ 6046845].)
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*A large collection of pre-1900 ward maps for every major American city, including Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, New York, and Rochester, is ''Ward Maps of United States Cities'' {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL film 1377700; 6016554–782}}
  
For maps showing the county boundary changes in the New York City area, see:
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=== City and County Maps  ===
  
Thorne, Kathryn Ford, compiler. ''New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''. New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=471644&disp=New+York+atlas+of+historical+county+boun%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.7 E7t].) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries from colonial times to 1990.
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You can buy modern commercial maps of New York cities and counties from the following:
  
To find 7.5-, 15-, and 30-minute topographic quadrangle maps for New York published between 1884 and 1972, use:
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*Hagstrom Map Company, Incorporated<br>46-35 54th Road<br>Maspeth, NY 11278<br>Telephone: 718-784-0055
  
United States Geological Survey. ''Topographic Maps of the United States: Historical Reference File''. Suitland, Maryland: National Archives and Records Service, 1978. The maps are arranged alphabetically by the name of the quadrangle:  
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*[http://www.jimapco.com/ Jimapco]<br>Box 1137<br>Clifton Park, NY 12065<br>Telephone: 518-899-5091
  
*Adams-Buffalo (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433814])
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*Marshall Penn-York Company<br>538 Erie Boulevard West<br>Syracuse, NY 13204<br>Telephone: 315-422-2162<br>Fax: 315-422-2181<br>
*Buffalo-Cambridge (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433815])
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*Cuyler-Grindstone (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433816])
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*Grindstone-Ithaca (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433817])
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*Kasoag-Monticello (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433818])
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*Mt. Marcy-Owla Head (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433819])
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*Oxford-Port Jarvis (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433820])
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*Rochester-Roxbury (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433821])
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*Stoney Creek-Yankee Lake (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=154455&disp=Topographic+maps+of+the+United+States++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 1433822])
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To get the name of the quadrangle, use the ''Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America'', mentioned in the "[[New York Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]" section of this outline.  
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*A simple ''outline map of New York counties'' is provided by the [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/new_york.gif University of Texas], or by [http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/new-york.shtml digital-topo-maps.com], or by [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nygenweb/county.htm NY Gen Web].  
  
You can order topographic maps from:  
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*You can order free maps of individual counties from local tourist bureaus and chambers of commerce. Most county highway departments sell county maps for a dollar or two. You can obtain a current price list with addresses called "Information on County Highway Maps" from:
  
'''Branch of Distribution U.S. Geological Survey'''<br>507 National Center<br>Reston, VA 22092<br>Telephone: 703-648-6045<br>Internet: http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/
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:*[https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/site-index Mapping Services Bureau]<br>New York State Department of Transportation<br>Building 4, Room 105, State Office Building Campus<br>1220 Washington Avenue<br>Albany, NY 12232<br>Telephone: 518-457-3555
  
'''United States/Canadian Map Service'''<br>P.O. Box 249<br>Neenah, WI 54957-0249<br>Telephone: 414-731-0101<br>Internet: http://www.gvsu.edu/library/govdoc/index.cfm?id=A4623179-DD2F-55E1-544D0EB814FE6111
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=== County and Town Formation and Boundary Changes  ===
  
A bibliography of atlases and maps found in county histories is Albert Hazen Wright, ''A Check List of New York State County Maps Published 1779–1945'' (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University 1965; not at Family History Library).
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*For maps showing county and town formation in New York, see:
  
For a list of the county atlases of New York see:  
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*Thorndale, William and William Dollarhide. ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920''. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987. {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL book 973 X2th}}
  
Wright, Albert Hazen. ''A Check List of the County Atlases of New York''. Ithaca, New York: A. H. Wright, 1943. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=218623&disp=New+York+historical+source+studies%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.7 A1 #244 fiche 609391].) This is study number 4 of New York Historical Source Studies.  
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''County Formations and Minor Civil Divisions of the State of New York''. Series B, Number 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1978. {{FHL|153570|item|disp=FHL fiche 6046845; book 929.1 G286gs}}
  
You can order free maps of individual counties from local tourist bureaus and chambers of commerce. Most county highway departments sell county maps for a dollar or two. You can obtain a current price list with addresses called "Information on County Highway Maps" from:  
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*For maps showing the county boundary changes in the New York City area, see:
  
'''Mapping Services Bureau'''<br>New York State Department of Transportation<br>Building 4, Room 105, State Office Building Campus<br>1220 Washington Avenue<br>Albany, NY 12232<br>Telephone: 518-457-3555<br>Internet: https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/site-index
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Thorne, Kathryn Ford, compiler. ''New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''. New York, New York: Simon &amp; Schuster, 1993. {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL book 974.7 E7t}}.) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries from colonial times to 1990.
  
You can buy modern commercial maps of New York cities and counties from:
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=== Atlases  ===
  
'''Hagstrom Map Company, Incorporated'''<br>46-35 54th Road<br>Maspeth, NY 11278<br>Telephone: 718-784-0055
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*Wright, Albert Hazen. ''A Check List of the County Atlases of New York''. Ithaca, New York: A. H. Wright, 1943. {{FHL|218623|item|disp=FHL fiche 609391 (244 fiche); book 974.7}} This is study number 4 of New York Historical Source Studies.
  
'''Jimapco'''<br>Box 1137<br>Clifton Park, NY 12065<br>Telephone: 518-899-5091<br>Internet: http://www.jimapco.com/
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*Burr, David H. ''An Atlas of the State of New York.'' New York, NY: David H. Burr, 1829. Reprint, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1970. {{FHL|292138|item|disp=FHL film 813651 items 3–4}}
  
'''Marshall Penn-York Company'''<br>538 Erie Boulevard West<br>Syracuse, NY 13204<br>Telephone: 315-422-2162<br>Fax: 315-422-2181<br>
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*Bien, Joseph R. ''Atlas of the State of New York''. New York, New York: J. Bien and Company, 1895. {{FHL|475871|item|disp=FHL film 1870120}} This includes some of the original land patents.
  
The following state atlases may also be helpful to you:  
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*''New York State Atlas''. Albany, New York: New York State Department of Transportation, 1983. {{FHL|81963|item|disp=FHL book 974.7 E7n}}
  
Burr, David H. ''An Atlas of the State of New York.'' New York, NY: David H. Burr, 1829. Reprint, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1970. (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=292138&disp=An+atlas+of+the+state+of+New+York++ 813651 items 3–4].)
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*DeLorme Mapping Company, ''New York State Atlas &amp; Gazetteer''. report, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. {{FHL|1355113|item|disp=FHL book 974.7 E7}}
  
Bien, Joseph R. ''Atlas of the State of New York''. New York, New York: J. Bien and Company, 1895. (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=475871&disp=Atlas+of+the+state+of+New+York++ 1870120]) This includes some of the original land patents.  
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*DeLorme Mapping Co. ''Upstate New York Street Maps''. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. {{FHL|126067|item|disp=FHL Q book 974.7 E7d}} This is an atlas of upstate urban areas from Middletown north to Plattsburgh, and Albany west to Buffalo. It has more than 80 cities and towns in all.
  
''New York State Atlas''. Albany, New York: New York State Department of Transportation, 1983. (Family History Library book Atlas [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=81963&disp=New+York+State+atlas%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.7 E7n].)
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*A helpful atlas for New York City research is ''Hagstrom Map Co., Hagstrom New York City 5 Borough Atlas, 22 edition.'' Maspeth, New York: Hagstrom Map, 1987. {{FHL|658600|item |disp=FHL Q book 974.71 E7h}}
  
DeLorme Mapping Company, ''New York State Atlas &amp; Gazetteer''. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. (Family History Library book&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1355113&disp=New+York+state+atlas+%26+gazetteer%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.7 E7].)
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DeLorme Mapping Co. ''Upstate New York Street Maps''. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. (Family History Library book Q [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=126067&disp=Upstate+New+York+City+street+maps%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.7 E7d].) This is an atlas of upstate urban areas from Middletown north to Plattsburgh, and Albany west to Buffalo. It has more than 80 cities and towns in all.
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=== Patent Maps  ===
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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Detailed patent maps may show where early settlers lived. An inventory of these is David Ellicott Evans Mix, ''Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor and Comptroller and the New York State Library'' Albany, New York: Charles van Benthuysen, 1859. {{FHL|341313|item|disp=FHL film 947104 item 5, 947853 item 2}} The New York State Archives also has a finding aid that lists the location of specific patent maps.
  
*http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/
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=== Topographic Maps  ===
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To find 7.5-, 15-, and 30-minute topographic quadrangle maps for New York published between 1884 and 1972, use:
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United States Geological Survey. ''Topographic Maps of the United States: Historical Reference File''. Suitland, Maryland: National Archives and Records Service, 1978. The maps are arranged alphabetically by the name of the quadrangle:
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*Adams-Buffalo {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433814}}
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*Buffalo-Cambridge {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433815}}
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*Cuyler-Grindstone {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433816}}
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*Grindstone-Ithaca {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433817}}
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*Kasoag-Monticello {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433818}}
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*Mt. Marcy-Owla Head {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433819}}
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*Oxford-Port Jarvis {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433820}}
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*Rochester-Roxbury {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433821}}
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*Stoney Creek-Yankee Lake {{FHL|154455|item|disp=1433822}}
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To get the name of the quadrangle, use the ''Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America'', mentioned in [[New York Gazetteers]].
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You can order topographic maps from:
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*[http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/ Branch of Distribution U.S. Geological Survey]<br>507 National Center<br>Reston, VA 22092<br>Telephone: 703-648-6045
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*[http://www.gvsu.edu/library/govdoc/index.cfm?id=A4623179-DD2F-55E1-544D0EB814FE6111 United States/Canadian Map Service]<br>P.O. Box 249<br>Neenah, WI 54957-0249<br>Telephone: 414-731-0101
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=== Bibliography  ===
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A bibliography of atlases and maps found in county histories is Albert Hazen Wright, ''A Check List of New York State County Maps Published 1779–1945'' (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University 1965) {{WorldCat|2469667|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; not at Family History Library).
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
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*Printable maps are available from the [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html National Atlas of the United States]
  
*http://www.nypl.org/
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*[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/ New York State Library]
  
*https://www.nyhistory.org/web/
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*[http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml New York State Archives]
  
*[http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/ <u>http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/</u>]
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*[http://www.nypl.org/ New York Public Library]
  
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html
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*[https://www.nyhistory.org/web/ New York Historical Society]
  
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*[http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/ Historic Cities]
  
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United States  go to  New York  go to  Maps

The New York State Library, New York State Archives, New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, and most university and public libraries in major cities have extensive map collections. The Family History Library has few original maps but has many on microfilm and microfiche.

Contents

General

  • An important set of maps at the Library of Congress is available at the Family History Library on microfiche. The Land Ownership Map Collection contains 109 maps for New York counties, showing the names of landowners and the location of their property FHL fiche 6079710–818 They date from 1668–1899 but most are from the 1850s. They are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Locality Search under UNITED STATES - MAPS.
  • A description of each map is found in Richard W. Stephenson, Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1967) FHL book 973 A3Loc A digital version is available through the FHL catalog entry.

Street and Ward Maps

Street and ward maps are extremely helpful in doing research in city records. Successful census research often depends on finding maps that show ward boundaries, enumeration districts, or election districts.

  • A large collection of pre-1900 ward maps for every major American city, including Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, New York, and Rochester, is Ward Maps of United States Cities FHL film 1377700; 6016554–782

City and County Maps

You can buy modern commercial maps of New York cities and counties from the following:

  • Hagstrom Map Company, Incorporated
    46-35 54th Road
    Maspeth, NY 11278
    Telephone: 718-784-0055
  • Jimapco
    Box 1137
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
    Telephone: 518-899-5091
  • Marshall Penn-York Company
    538 Erie Boulevard West
    Syracuse, NY 13204
    Telephone: 315-422-2162
    Fax: 315-422-2181
  • You can order free maps of individual counties from local tourist bureaus and chambers of commerce. Most county highway departments sell county maps for a dollar or two. You can obtain a current price list with addresses called "Information on County Highway Maps" from:
  • Mapping Services Bureau
    New York State Department of Transportation
    Building 4, Room 105, State Office Building Campus
    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12232
    Telephone: 518-457-3555

County and Town Formation and Boundary Changes

  • For maps showing county and town formation in New York, see:
  • Thorndale, William and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987. FHL book 973 X2th

County Formations and Minor Civil Divisions of the State of New York. Series B, Number 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1978. FHL fiche 6046845; book 929.1 G286gs

  • For maps showing the county boundary changes in the New York City area, see:

Thorne, Kathryn Ford, compiler. New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. FHL book 974.7 E7t.) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries from colonial times to 1990.

Atlases

  • Wright, Albert Hazen. A Check List of the County Atlases of New York. Ithaca, New York: A. H. Wright, 1943. FHL fiche 609391 (244 fiche); book 974.7 This is study number 4 of New York Historical Source Studies.
  • Burr, David H. An Atlas of the State of New York. New York, NY: David H. Burr, 1829. Reprint, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1970. FHL film 813651 items 3–4
  • Bien, Joseph R. Atlas of the State of New York. New York, New York: J. Bien and Company, 1895. FHL film 1870120 This includes some of the original land patents.
  • New York State Atlas. Albany, New York: New York State Department of Transportation, 1983. FHL book 974.7 E7n
  • DeLorme Mapping Company, New York State Atlas & Gazetteer. report, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. FHL book 974.7 E7
  • DeLorme Mapping Co. Upstate New York Street Maps. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1988. FHL Q book 974.7 E7d This is an atlas of upstate urban areas from Middletown north to Plattsburgh, and Albany west to Buffalo. It has more than 80 cities and towns in all.
  • A helpful atlas for New York City research is Hagstrom Map Co., Hagstrom New York City 5 Borough Atlas, 22 edition. Maspeth, New York: Hagstrom Map, 1987. FHL Q book 974.71 E7h


Patent Maps

Detailed patent maps may show where early settlers lived. An inventory of these is David Ellicott Evans Mix, Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor and Comptroller and the New York State Library Albany, New York: Charles van Benthuysen, 1859. FHL film 947104 item 5, 947853 item 2 The New York State Archives also has a finding aid that lists the location of specific patent maps.

Topographic Maps

To find 7.5-, 15-, and 30-minute topographic quadrangle maps for New York published between 1884 and 1972, use:

United States Geological Survey. Topographic Maps of the United States: Historical Reference File. Suitland, Maryland: National Archives and Records Service, 1978. The maps are arranged alphabetically by the name of the quadrangle:

To get the name of the quadrangle, use the Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America, mentioned in New York Gazetteers.

You can order topographic maps from:

Bibliography

A bibliography of atlases and maps found in county histories is Albert Hazen Wright, A Check List of New York State County Maps Published 1779–1945 (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University 1965) At various libraries (WorldCat); not at Family History Library).

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