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Maps are an important source to locate the places where your ancestor lived. They help you see the neighboring towns and geographic features of the area your ancestor came from.
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◄ [[The_Netherlands|Netherlands Homepage]] <br>Maps are an important source to locate the places where your ancestor lived. They help you see the neighboring towns and geographic features of the area your ancestor came from.  
  
Maps locate towns, churches, geographical features, transportation routes, and proximities from town to town. Historical maps are especially useful for understanding boundary changes.
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Maps locate towns, churches, geographical features, transportation routes, and proximities from town to town. Historical maps are especially useful for understanding boundary changes.  
  
Maps are published individually or as an atlas. An atlas is a bound collection of maps. Maps may also be included in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, and history texts.
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Maps are published individually or as an atlas. An atlas is a bound collection of maps. Maps may also be included in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, and history texts.  
  
Different types of maps will help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide details of highways, rivers, and town sizes. Street maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities such as Amsterdam.
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Different types of maps will help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide details of highways, rivers, and town sizes. Street maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities such as Amsterdam.  
  
=== Using Maps ===
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See the [[Netherlands Map from Research Guidance]]
  
Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:
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=== Using Maps ===
  
* Often several places have the same name. For example, there are currently 25 places called De Hoek in the Netherlands.
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Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:
* The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there. For example, Nieuwer–Amstel became Amstelveen in 1964.
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* Place names are often misspelled in English-language sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted. For example, ’s-Gravenhage may be found as The Hague on some maps.
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* Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps.
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=== Finding the Specific Town on the Map ===
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*Often several places have the same name. For example, there are currently 25 places called De Hoek in the Netherlands.
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*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there. For example, Nieuwer–Amstel became Amstelveen in 1964.
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*Place names are often misspelled in English-language sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted. For example, ’s-Gravenhage may be found as The Hague on some maps.
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*Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps.
  
To do successful research in the Netherlands, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because many towns have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. You will be more successful if you have some information about the town. Before using a map, search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about the following:
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=== Finding the Specific Town on the Map  ===
  
* The province your ancestor’s town was in
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To do successful research in the Netherlands, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because many towns have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. You will be more successful if you have some information about the town. Before using a map, search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about the following:
* The name of the town where your ancestor was baptized or married
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* Towns where related ancestors lived
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* The size of the town
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* The occupation of your ancestor or his or her relatives (this may indicate the size or industries of the town) and nearby localities such as large cities
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* Nearby features such as rivers and mountains
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* Dates when the town was renamed
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* Dates the town existed
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* Other names the town was known by
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Use gazetteers to identify the province your ancestor’s town was in. This will distinguish it from other towns of the same name and help you locate it on a map. See the "[[Netherlands Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]" section for more information.
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*The province your ancestor’s town was in  
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*The name of the town where your ancestor was baptized or married
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*Towns where related ancestors lived
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*The size of the town
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*The occupation of your ancestor or his or her relatives (this may indicate the size or industries of the town) and nearby localities such as large cities
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*Nearby features such as rivers and mountains
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*Dates when the town was renamed
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*Dates the town existed
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*Other names the town was known by
  
=== Finding Maps and Atlases ===
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Use gazetteers to identify the province your ancestor’s town was in. This will distinguish it from other towns of the same name and help you locate it on a map. See the "[[Netherlands Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]" section for more information.
  
Collections of maps and atlases are available at numerous historical societies and at public and university libraries.
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=== Finding Maps and Atlases  ===
  
The Family History Library has an excellent collection of atlases from the Netherlands. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:
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Collections of maps and atlases are available at numerous historical societies and at public and university libraries.
  
NETHERLANDS – MAPS
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The Family History Library has an excellent collection of atlases from the Netherlands. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
Helpful atlases at the Family History Library are:
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NETHERLANDS – MAPS
  
Grote Topografische Atlas van Nederland (Large Topographical Atlas of the Netherlands). 4 vol. Groningen: Wolters–Noordhoff Atlasprodukties, c1987. (FHL book Ref 949.2 E7w; computer number 425222.)
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Helpful atlases at the Family History Library are:  
  
Kuyper, J. ''Gemeente–atlas van Nederland: naar Officieele Bronnen Bewerkt (Atlas of Municipal Jurisdictions of the Netherlands).'' 11 vol. Leeuwarden: Hugo Suringar, [186–?]. (FHL book Register Table 949.2 E3k; film 1181567.)
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*Grote Topografische Atlas van Nederland (Large Topographical Atlas of the Netherlands). 4 vol. Groningen: Wolters–Noordhoff Atlasprodukties, c1987. (FHL book Ref 949.2 E7w; computer number 425222.)
  
See also the "[[Netherlands Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]" and "[[Netherlands Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]" sections.
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*Kuyper, J. ''Gemeente–atlas van Nederland: naar Officieele Bronnen Bewerkt (Atlas of Municipal Jurisdictions of the Netherlands).'' 11 vol. Leeuwarden: Hugo Suringar, [186–?]. (FHL book Register Table 949.2 E3k; film 1181567.)&nbsp; [http://www.kuijsten.de/atlas/index.html This is available on line].
  
You can purchase maps of the Netherlands from the following web site:
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See also the "[[Netherlands Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]" and "[[Netherlands Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]" sections.
  
[http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/nethlnds.htm www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/nethlnds.htm]
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A web-site with historical maps of the Netherlands is: [http://www.let.rug.nl/~maps/ historical maps]
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You can purchase maps of the Netherlands from the following web site:
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*[http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/nethlnds.htm www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/nethlnds.htm]
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Latest revision as of 02:53, 11 November 2012

Netherlands Homepage
Maps are an important source to locate the places where your ancestor lived. They help you see the neighboring towns and geographic features of the area your ancestor came from.

Maps locate towns, churches, geographical features, transportation routes, and proximities from town to town. Historical maps are especially useful for understanding boundary changes.

Maps are published individually or as an atlas. An atlas is a bound collection of maps. Maps may also be included in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, and history texts.

Different types of maps will help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide details of highways, rivers, and town sizes. Street maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities such as Amsterdam.

See the Netherlands Map from Research Guidance

Using Maps

Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:

  • Often several places have the same name. For example, there are currently 25 places called De Hoek in the Netherlands.
  • The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there. For example, Nieuwer–Amstel became Amstelveen in 1964.
  • Place names are often misspelled in English-language sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted. For example, ’s-Gravenhage may be found as The Hague on some maps.
  • Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps.

Finding the Specific Town on the Map

To do successful research in the Netherlands, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because many towns have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. You will be more successful if you have some information about the town. Before using a map, search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about the following:

  • The province your ancestor’s town was in
  • The name of the town where your ancestor was baptized or married
  • Towns where related ancestors lived
  • The size of the town
  • The occupation of your ancestor or his or her relatives (this may indicate the size or industries of the town) and nearby localities such as large cities
  • Nearby features such as rivers and mountains
  • Dates when the town was renamed
  • Dates the town existed
  • Other names the town was known by

Use gazetteers to identify the province your ancestor’s town was in. This will distinguish it from other towns of the same name and help you locate it on a map. See the "Gazetteers" section for more information.

Finding Maps and Atlases

Collections of maps and atlases are available at numerous historical societies and at public and university libraries.

The Family History Library has an excellent collection of atlases from the Netherlands. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:

NETHERLANDS – MAPS

Helpful atlases at the Family History Library are:

  • Grote Topografische Atlas van Nederland (Large Topographical Atlas of the Netherlands). 4 vol. Groningen: Wolters–Noordhoff Atlasprodukties, c1987. (FHL book Ref 949.2 E7w; computer number 425222.)
  • Kuyper, J. Gemeente–atlas van Nederland: naar Officieele Bronnen Bewerkt (Atlas of Municipal Jurisdictions of the Netherlands). 11 vol. Leeuwarden: Hugo Suringar, [186–?]. (FHL book Register Table 949.2 E3k; film 1181567.)  This is available on line.

See also the "Gazetteers" and "Historical Geography" sections.

A web-site with historical maps of the Netherlands is: historical maps

You can purchase maps of the Netherlands from the following web site:


 

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