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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin_Maps|Wisconsin Maps]]''
  
'''David Rumsey Historical Map Collection'''<br>
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Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Some give the historical background of the area; others show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical and manmade features, such as creeks, hills, trails, and roads used as persons came to Wisconsin. Sometimes maps also include cemeteries and churches. Plat and land ownership maps, as well as other types of maps, are described in United States Maps. In the Family History Library Catalog, atlases are listed in the Place Search. Remember to search each locality as a town, a county and as a state.
  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-913-50005&name=Plan+of+Captain+Carvers+Travels+in+the+interior+Parts+of+North+America. Captain Carvers Travels in the Interior Parts of North America] - 1781<br>
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== Basic Maps  ==
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21611-650051&name=Partie+des+Etats-Unis.+Amer.+Sep.+41. Partie des Etats-Unis. Amer.] - 1827<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-20970-530062&name=The+N.W.+and+Mich.+territories North West and Michigan Territories] - 1833<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2347-220037&name=Iowa+and+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1838<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/who/Wisconsin+Territory++Henry+J++Abel/ Traveller's and Emigrant's Guide to Wisconsin and Iowa] - 1838<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1626-140013&name=Map+of+Michigan+&+Part+Of+Wisconsin+Territory. Map of Michigan and Part of Wisconsin Territory] - 1839<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2195-180068&name=Map+of+the+State+of+Michigan+and+Territory+of+Wisconsin. State of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin] - 1839<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2707-250080&name=Iowa+And+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1841<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21737-660101&name=Iowa,+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1844<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21738-660102&name=Wisconsin+S.+part. Wisconsin (Southern Part)] - 1844<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1998-150034&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1846<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21985-700018&name=Wisconsin. Karte von Wisconsin] - 1852<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3681-400011&name=Minnisota+und+Wisconsin. Minnisota und Wisconsin] - 1854<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1696-130055&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1855<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-253-30109&name=States+of+Michigan,+Wisconsin+and+Iowa. States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa] - 1857<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2063-120061&name=County+Map+Of+Michigan,+And+Wisconsin. County Map of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1860<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2512-310024&name=Michigan+And+Wisconsin. Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1860<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-4207-420037&name=Wisconsin. Public Surveys in the State of Wisconsin] - 1866<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30411-1140450&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County Map of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1870<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-23333-810022&name=Michigan,+Minnesota,+and+Wisconsin. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin] - 1872<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-28740-1120553&name=Michigan,+Minnesota,+and+Wisconsin. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin] - 1873<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21077-600022&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1874<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3360-410069&name=Wisconsin. Rail Road and Township Map of Wisconsin] - 1875<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/who/Milwaukee++Snyder++Van+Vechten+++Co+/ Historical Atlas of Wisconsin] - 1878<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2223-210025&name=State+of+Wisconsin. State of Wisconsin] - 1878<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3869-400059&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1879<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30509-1140036&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County and Township Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1880<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-31469-1150425&name=E.+United+States+1. Eastern United States, Number 1] (includes Wisconsin) - 1883<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30586-1140113&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County and Township Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1890<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-20794-560075&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1897<br>
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'''Family History Library'''<br>
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/wisconsin_90.jpg Topographical map of Wisconsin (Univ of Texas)] Shows counties
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*[http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/stco_outline/cen2k_pgsz/stco_WI.pdf County Outline Map of Wisconsin (U.S. Census Bureau)]
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*[http://www.dot.state.wi.us/travel/maps/county.htm County highway and township maps (Wisconsin DOT)]
  
The Family History Library has a few Wisconsin maps dating from 1855 and a good collection of county histories and atlases. It also has land ownership and geological survey maps for Wisconsin. See [[United States Maps]] for detailed information. Several helpful atlases are:
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== Historic maps ==
  
*Robinson, Arthur, and Jerry B. Culver. ''Atlas of Wisconsin: General Maps and Gazetteers.'' Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=175178&disp=The+atlas+of+Wisconsin%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Q 977.5 E3v].) This atlas includes an excellent gazetteer.  
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*Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild. ''Wisconsin's Past and Present: A Historical Atlas''. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
*Snyder, Van Vechten &amp; Co. ''Historical Atlas of Wisconsin'' . . . Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1995. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=294302&disp=Historical+atlas+of+Wisconsin%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Q 977.5 E7s].) This is a reprint of the 1878 publication and contains useful maps for each county.  
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*[http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/WI/MadisonLocHist Historical County Plat Maps from South Central Wisconsin]
*Walling, H. F. ''Atlas of the State of Wisconsin''. Detroit, Wisconsin: Walling, Tackabury and Co., 1876. (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=171821&disp=Atlas+of+the+state+of+Wisconsin++ 1036174, item 2].)  
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*DeLorme Mapping Company. ''Wisconsin Atlas &amp; Gazetteer''. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Co., 1988. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=427945&disp=Wisconsin+atlas+%26+gazetteer%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Q 977.5 E7d].)  
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=== Library of Congress Maps  ===
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*[http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field%28SUBJ+@od1%28United+States--Wisconsin+%29%29 Wisconsin historical maps]
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=== Wisconsin Historical Society Maps ===
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/maps/ Online map collection]
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=== David Rumsey Historical Map Collection  ===
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-913-50005&name=Plan+of+Captain+Carvers+Travels+in+the+interior+Parts+of+North+America. Captain Carvers Travels in the Interior Parts of North America] - 1781
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21611-650051&name=Partie+des+Etats-Unis.+Amer.+Sep.+41. Partie des Etats-Unis. Amer.] - 1827
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-20970-530062&name=The+N.W.+and+Mich.+territories North West and Michigan Territories] - 1833
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2347-220037&name=Iowa+and+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1838
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/who/Wisconsin+Territory++Henry+J++Abel/ Traveller's and Emigrant's Guide to Wisconsin and Iowa] - 1838
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1626-140013&name=Map+of+Michigan+&+Part+Of+Wisconsin+Territory. Map of Michigan and Part of Wisconsin Territory] - 1839
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2195-180068&name=Map+of+the+State+of+Michigan+and+Territory+of+Wisconsin. State of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin] - 1839
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2707-250080&name=Iowa+And+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1841
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21737-660101&name=Iowa,+Wisconsin. Iowa and Wisconsin] - 1844
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21738-660102&name=Wisconsin+S.+part. Wisconsin (Southern Part)] - 1844
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1998-150034&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1846
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21985-700018&name=Wisconsin. Karte von Wisconsin] - 1852
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3681-400011&name=Minnisota+und+Wisconsin. Minnisota und Wisconsin] - 1854
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-1696-130055&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1855
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-253-30109&name=States+of+Michigan,+Wisconsin+and+Iowa. States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa] - 1857
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2063-120061&name=County+Map+Of+Michigan,+And+Wisconsin. County Map of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1860
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2512-310024&name=Michigan+And+Wisconsin. Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1860
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-4207-420037&name=Wisconsin. Public Surveys in the State of Wisconsin] - 1866
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30411-1140450&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County Map of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1870
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-23333-810022&name=Michigan,+Minnesota,+and+Wisconsin. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin] - 1872
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-28740-1120553&name=Michigan,+Minnesota,+and+Wisconsin. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin] - 1873
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-21077-600022&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1874
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3360-410069&name=Wisconsin. Rail Road and Township Map of Wisconsin] - 1875
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/who/Milwaukee++Snyder++Van+Vechten+++Co+/ Historical Atlas of Wisconsin] - 1878
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-2223-210025&name=State+of+Wisconsin. State of Wisconsin] - 1878
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-3869-400059&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1879
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30509-1140036&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County and Township Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1880
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-31469-1150425&name=E.+United+States+1. Eastern United States, Number 1] (includes Wisconsin) - 1883
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-30586-1140113&name=Michigan,+Wisconsin. County and Township Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin] - 1890
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-20794-560075&name=Wisconsin. Wisconsin] - 1897
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== Family History Library  ==
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The Family History Library has a few Wisconsin maps dating from 1855 and a collection of county histories and atlases. It also has land ownership and geological survey maps for Wisconsin. See [[United States Maps]] for detailed information. Several helpful atlases are:
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*Robinson, Arthur, and Jerry B. Culver. ''Atlas of Wisconsin: General Maps and Gazetteers.'' Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974. (Family History Library book {{FHL|175178|title-id|disp=Q 977.5 E3v}}.) This atlas includes an excellent gazetteer.  
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*Snyder, Van Vechten &amp; Co. ''Historical Atlas of Wisconsin'' . . . Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1995. (Family History Library book {{FHL|294302|title-id|disp=Q 977.5 E7s}}.) This is a reprint of the 1878 publication and contains useful maps for each county.  
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*Walling, H. F. ''Atlas of the State of Wisconsin''. Detroit, Wisconsin: Walling, Tackabury and Co., 1876. (Family History Library film {{FHL|171821|title-id|disp=1036174, item 2}}.)  
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*DeLorme Mapping Company. ''Wisconsin Atlas &amp; Gazetteer''. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Co., 1988. (Family History Library book {{FHL|427945|title-id|disp=Q 977.5 E7d}}.)  
 
*Fox, Michael. &nbsp;''Maps and Atlases Showing Land Ownership in Wisconsin.'' Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1978. Lists maps available at the Wisconsin Historical Society (not at the Family History Library).  
 
*Fox, Michael. &nbsp;''Maps and Atlases Showing Land Ownership in Wisconsin.'' Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1978. Lists maps available at the Wisconsin Historical Society (not at the Family History Library).  
*''Ward Maps of United States Cities'' . . . Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975? (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities++&first=201&last=300&columns=*,0,0 1377700]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities++&first=101&last=200&columns=*,0,0 6016675–682].)
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*''Ward Maps of United States Cities'' . . . Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975? (Family History Library film {{FHL|373717|title-id|disp=1377700}}; fiche {{FHL|373717|title-id|disp=6016675–682}}.)
  
 
To see changes in county boundaries, use:  
 
To see changes in county boundaries, use:  
  
*Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980'''. '''Scale: 1:633,600. Vols. 1–5. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. ('''Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=16321&disp=Historical+atlas+and+chronology+of+count%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 E7hL] v. 1–5; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=16321&disp=Historical+atlas+and+chronology+of+count++ 6051426–30].) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries. Maps for Wisconsin are in volume 3 (fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=16321&disp=Historical+atlas+and+chronology+of+count++ 6051428]).
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*Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980'''. '''Scale: 1:633,600. Vols. 1–5. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. ('''Family History Library {{FHL|16321|title-id|disp=973 E7hL}} v. 1–5; fiche {{FHL|16321|title-id|disp=6051426–30}}.) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries. Maps for Wisconsin are in volume 3 (fiche {{FHL|16321|title-id|disp=6051428}}).
  
'''United States Census Bureau'''<br>
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'''United States Census Bureau'''  
  
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;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.  
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;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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UW-Madison is the location of the [http://www.geography.wisc.edu/maplib/about.html Arthur H. Robinson Map Library], which houses an extensive collection of maps of the United States.  
 
UW-Madison is the location of the [http://www.geography.wisc.edu/maplib/about.html Arthur H. Robinson Map Library], which houses an extensive collection of maps of the United States.  
  
'''University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee'''<br>
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'''University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee'''  
  
 
UW-Milwaukee is the location of the [http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/AGSL/ American Geographical Society Library], one of the largest collections of maps for the entire United States. Many maps of Wisconsin are included in their online [http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitle%2CA%2C1%3Bpublic%2CA%2C0%3Bsubjec%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Boption%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bdescri%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+(4x5)%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bdescri%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=statep&CISOROOT=%2Fagdm&CISOBOX1=Wisconsin digital collection].  
 
UW-Milwaukee is the location of the [http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/AGSL/ American Geographical Society Library], one of the largest collections of maps for the entire United States. Many maps of Wisconsin are included in their online [http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitle%2CA%2C1%3Bpublic%2CA%2C0%3Bsubjec%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Boption%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bdescri%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+(4x5)%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bdescri%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=statep&CISOROOT=%2Fagdm&CISOBOX1=Wisconsin digital collection].  
  
'''Wisconsin Historical Society'''<br>
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'''Other Wisconsin Map Collections'''  
  
A source for detailed Wisconsin maps is the [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/ Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives]. The collection includes land ownership maps, survey maps, aerial maps, state and county atlases, fire insurance maps, and topographical maps.  
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/wisconsin.html Maps of Wisconsin] University of Texas
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*[http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/wisconsin.shtml Maps of Counties of Wisconsin] Digital-Topo-Maps.com. County maps can be purchased.
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*[http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html National Atlas of the United States] Printable maps of the United States
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*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/wisconsin/index_Before1875.html Historical Maps of Wisconsin] University of Alabama Map Library
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*[http://www.netstate.com/states/maps/wi_maps.htm Maps of Wisconsin] netstate.com
  
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== Wisconsin Historical Society ==
  
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A source for detailed Wisconsin maps is the [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/ Wisconsin Historical Society]. The collection includes land ownership maps, survey maps, aerial maps, state and county atlases, fire insurance maps, and topographical maps.
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Wisconsin Gotoarrow.png Wisconsin Maps

Several types of maps are useful for genealogists. Some give the historical background of the area; others show migration routes such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Topographical maps show physical and manmade features, such as creeks, hills, trails, and roads used as persons came to Wisconsin. Sometimes maps also include cemeteries and churches. Plat and land ownership maps, as well as other types of maps, are described in United States Maps. In the Family History Library Catalog, atlases are listed in the Place Search. Remember to search each locality as a town, a county and as a state.

Contents

Basic Maps

Historic maps

Library of Congress Maps

Wisconsin Historical Society Maps

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Family History Library

The Family History Library has a few Wisconsin maps dating from 1855 and a collection of county histories and atlases. It also has land ownership and geological survey maps for Wisconsin. See United States Maps for detailed information. Several helpful atlases are:

  • Robinson, Arthur, and Jerry B. Culver. Atlas of Wisconsin: General Maps and Gazetteers. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974. (Family History Library book Q 977.5 E3v.) This atlas includes an excellent gazetteer.
  • Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. Historical Atlas of Wisconsin . . . Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1995. (Family History Library book Q 977.5 E7s.) This is a reprint of the 1878 publication and contains useful maps for each county.
  • Walling, H. F. Atlas of the State of Wisconsin. Detroit, Wisconsin: Walling, Tackabury and Co., 1876. (Family History Library film 1036174, item 2.)
  • DeLorme Mapping Company. Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Co., 1988. (Family History Library book Q 977.5 E7d.)
  • Fox, Michael.  Maps and Atlases Showing Land Ownership in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1978. Lists maps available at the Wisconsin Historical Society (not at the Family History Library).
  • Ward Maps of United States Cities . . . Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975? (Family History Library film 1377700; fiche 6016675–682.)

To see changes in county boundaries, use:

  • Long, John H., ed. Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980. Scale: 1:633,600. Vols. 1–5. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. ('Family History Library 973 E7hL v. 1–5; fiche 6051426–30.) Maps show when and where each county changed boundaries. Maps for Wisconsin are in volume 3 (fiche 6051428).

United States Census Bureau

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.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections contain a large number of Wisconsin maps and related material. One major collection being the Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

UW-Madison is the location of the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, which houses an extensive collection of maps of the United States.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee is the location of the American Geographical Society Library, one of the largest collections of maps for the entire United States. Many maps of Wisconsin are included in their online digital collection.

Other Wisconsin Map Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society

A source for detailed Wisconsin maps is the Wisconsin Historical Society. The collection includes land ownership maps, survey maps, aerial maps, state and county atlases, fire insurance maps, and topographical maps.