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Maps are used to locate places where your ancestors lived. They identify jurisdictional and county boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes. Historical maps are especially useful for finding communities that no longer exist.
A County Map of New Hampshire. N.p.: Evans Printing, 1969. (Family History Library map 974.2 E7.) This map shows the names of counties and townships.
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.
DeLorme Mapping Company. The New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping, 1987. (Family History Library book Q 974.2 E7d.) In addition to the atlas, 67 colored maps are included.
New Hampshire, Vermont, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993. (Family History Library book 974 E3n.) This has maps showing when and where each county changed boundaries.
Maps of the Masonian Propriety:Vols.1–5 with Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975. (FHL film 980930 items 2–7;computer number 102302.) These are microfilms of the originals in Concord, New Hampshire. Item two is the index to these maps. Items 3–7 contain the Masonian Propriety maps.
Town and City Atlas of the State of New Hampshire. Boston, Massachusetts.: D.H. Hurd, 1892. (Family History Library folio 974.2 E3t.) This atlas is compiled from government surveys, county records, and personal investigations. You can view the maps, arranged by county. then by city or town, on the University of New Hampshire Internet site.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are available for years 1867-1970. These are detailed, bock by block plans of communities, showing, among other things, the shapes buildings, roads and businesses. They are scaled 50' to 1", and can be valuable when used in conjuction with city directories.
County atlases and maps may contain the names of the landowners. Land ownership maps were published for each county between 1857 and 1861. To find specific maps for each county, access the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under:
NEW HAMPSHIRE, [COUNTY]- MAPS
NEW HAMPSHIRE, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- MAPS
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html