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A county-by-county list of land ownership maps is:  
 
A county-by-county list of land ownership maps is:  
  
Conzen, Michael P., James R. Akerman, and David T. Thackery, comps. ''Illinois County Land Ownership Map and Atlas'' ''Bibliography and Union List''. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Coordinating Committee, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1991. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=977.3+E73c 977.3 E73c])  
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Conzen, Michael P., James R. Akerman, and David T. Thackery, comps. ''Illinois County Land Ownership Map and Atlas'' ''Bibliography and Union List''. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Coordinating Committee, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1991. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.3 E73c|disp=977.3 E73c}})  
  
 
The largest collections of Illinois maps are available at the Illinois State Library and the libraries of Southern Illinois University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois, Urbana.  
 
The largest collections of Illinois maps are available at the Illinois State Library and the libraries of Southern Illinois University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois, Urbana.  
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Many of the maps at the Family History Library are in published atlases. For example, maps showing boundary changes in Illinois are found in:  
 
Many of the maps at the Family History Library are in published atlases. For example, maps showing boundary changes in Illinois are found in:  
  
Long, John H., ed. Illinois, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''. New York, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1997. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=977.3+E3L 977.3 E3L].) This atlas was compiled by Gordon DenBoer as a project of the Newberry Library. Counties are in alphabetical order, each with a chronology of boundary changes and detailed maps for various years.  
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Long, John H., ed. Illinois, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''. New York, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1997. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.3 E3L|disp=977.3 E3L}}.) This atlas was compiled by Gordon DenBoer as a project of the Newberry Library. Counties are in alphabetical order, each with a chronology of boundary changes and detailed maps for various years.  
  
 
Also included are territorial and state outline maps that match the censuses for 1800, 1807, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860 to 1900, and outline maps of the Old Northwest (or the Northwest Territory) from 1787.  
 
Also included are territorial and state outline maps that match the censuses for 1800, 1807, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860 to 1900, and outline maps of the Old Northwest (or the Northwest Territory) from 1787.  
  
Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980.'' Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+E7hL 973 E7hL]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6051426 6051426]–430 [set of 21) Volume 2 contains Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio on fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6051427 6051427] [set of 6], with maps showing when and where each county changed boundaries.  
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Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980.'' Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library {{FHL|973 E7hL|disp=973 E7hL}}; fiche {{FHL|6051426|film|disp=6051426}}–430 [set of 21) Volume 2 contains Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio on fiche {{FHL|6051427|film|disp=6051427}} [set of 6], with maps showing when and where each county changed boundaries.  
  
''Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties''. N.p.: State of Illinois, 1985. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=977.3+E3o 977.3 E3o]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=457242&disp=Origin+and+evolution+of+Illinois+countie%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1321494], item 13.) This work includes maps that span the history of Illinois. Previous editions were issued by secretaries of state under the title Counties of Illinois; Their Origin and Evolution, with Twenty-three Maps Showing the Original and Present Boundary Lines of Each County.  
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''Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties''. N.p.: State of Illinois, 1985. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.3 E3o|disp=977.3 E3o}}; film {{FHL|457242|title-id|disp=1321494}}, item 13.) This work includes maps that span the history of Illinois. Previous editions were issued by secretaries of state under the title Counties of Illinois; Their Origin and Evolution, with Twenty-three Maps Showing the Original and Present Boundary Lines of Each County.  
  
 
=== County Atlases  ===
 
=== County Atlases  ===
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Various publishers have issued atlases covering individual counties in Illinois. Among these are:  
 
Various publishers have issued atlases covering individual counties in Illinois. Among these are:  
  
''Atlas of Logan County and the State of Illinois: to Which Is Added an Atlas of the United States, Maps of the Hemispheres.'' Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Higgins, and Beers, 1873. (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=11923&disp=Atlas+of+Logan+Co%2E+and+the+state+of+Il%20%20&columns=*,0,0 934968], item 4)  
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''Atlas of Logan County and the State of Illinois: to Which Is Added an Atlas of the United States, Maps of the Hemispheres.'' Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Higgins, and Beers, 1873. (Family History Library film {{FHL|11923|title-id|disp=934968}}, item 4)  
  
''Maps of Illinois Counties in 1876: Together with the Plat of Chicago and Other Cities and a Sampling of Illustrations.''1876. Reprint, Knightstown, Indiana: Mayhill Pub., 1972. (Family History Library book Folio [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=977.3+E7ma 977.3 E7ma]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=53723&disp=Maps+of+Illinois+counties+in+1876%20%20&columns=*,0,0 908083,] item 4)  
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''Maps of Illinois Counties in 1876: Together with the Plat of Chicago and Other Cities and a Sampling of Illustrations.''1876. Reprint, Knightstown, Indiana: Mayhill Pub., 1972. (Family History Library book Folio {{FHL|977.3 E7ma|disp=977.3 E7ma}}; film {{FHL|53723|title-id|disp=908083,}} item 4)  
  
 
County or township maps are often included in published histories of the area.  
 
County or township maps are often included in published histories of the area.  
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The Family History Library has city ward maps of Chicago for the years 1851, 1862, 1864, 1872, 1884, 1888, and 1890 included in:  
 
The Family History Library has city ward maps of Chicago for the years 1851, 1862, 1864, 1872, 1884, 1888, and 1890 included in:  
  
''Ward Maps of United States Cities: Microfilm Reproduction of 232 Maps Described in 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=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1377700 1377700]; on 320 fiche beginning with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6016554 6016554]. Chicago is on fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6016613 6016613]–619.)  
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''Ward Maps of United States Cities: Microfilm Reproduction of 232 Maps Described in Ward Maps of United States Cities''. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975?. (Family History Library film {{FHL|1377700|film|disp=1377700}}; on 320 fiche beginning with {{FHL|6016554|film|disp=6016554}}. Chicago is on fiche {{FHL|6016613|film|disp=6016613}}–619.)  
  
 
A more recent map of Chicago is:  
 
A more recent map of Chicago is:  
  
Chicago (Illinois). Bureau of Maps and Plats. ''Atlas of City of Chicago. Chicago: The Bureau, 1980–81''. (Family History Library book Q area [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=977.311+E7c 977.311 E7c])  
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Chicago (Illinois). Bureau of Maps and Plats. ''Atlas of City of Chicago. Chicago: The Bureau, 1980–81''. (Family History Library book Q area {{FHL|977.311 E7c|disp=977.311 E7c}})  
  
 
See also [[Illinois Gazetteers|Illinois Gazetteers]], and&nbsp;[[United States Gazetteers|United States Gazetteers]] and&nbsp;[[United States Maps|United States Maps]] for more resources regarding places in Illinois.  
 
See also [[Illinois Gazetteers|Illinois Gazetteers]], and&nbsp;[[United States Gazetteers|United States Gazetteers]] and&nbsp;[[United States Maps|United States Maps]] for more resources regarding places in Illinois.  

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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 Illinois. 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 under

ILLINOIS- MAPS

ILLINOIS, [COUNTY]- MAPS

ILLINOIS, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- MAPS

A county-by-county list of land ownership maps is:

Conzen, Michael P., James R. Akerman, and David T. Thackery, comps. Illinois County Land Ownership Map and Atlas Bibliography and Union List. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Coordinating Committee, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1991. (Family History Library book 977.3 E73c)

The largest collections of Illinois maps are available at the Illinois State Library and the libraries of Southern Illinois University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois, Urbana.

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.

Statewide Atlases

Many of the maps at the Family History Library are in published atlases. For example, maps showing boundary changes in Illinois are found in:

Long, John H., ed. Illinois, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1997. (Family History Library book 977.3 E3L.) This atlas was compiled by Gordon DenBoer as a project of the Newberry Library. Counties are in alphabetical order, each with a chronology of boundary changes and detailed maps for various years.

Also included are territorial and state outline maps that match the censuses for 1800, 1807, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1860 to 1900, and outline maps of the Old Northwest (or the Northwest Territory) from 1787.

Long, John H., ed. Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788–1980. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library 973 E7hL; fiche 6051426–430 [set of 21) Volume 2 contains Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio on fiche 6051427 [set of 6], with maps showing when and where each county changed boundaries.

Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties. N.p.: State of Illinois, 1985. (Family History Library book 977.3 E3o; film 1321494, item 13.) This work includes maps that span the history of Illinois. Previous editions were issued by secretaries of state under the title Counties of Illinois; Their Origin and Evolution, with Twenty-three Maps Showing the Original and Present Boundary Lines of Each County.

County Atlases

Various publishers have issued atlases covering individual counties in Illinois. Among these are:

Atlas of Logan County and the State of Illinois: to Which Is Added an Atlas of the United States, Maps of the Hemispheres. Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Higgins, and Beers, 1873. (Family History Library film 934968, item 4)

Maps of Illinois Counties in 1876: Together with the Plat of Chicago and Other Cities and a Sampling of Illustrations.1876. Reprint, Knightstown, Indiana: Mayhill Pub., 1972. (Family History Library book Folio 977.3 E7ma; film 908083, item 4)

County or township maps are often included in published histories of the area.

City Maps

The Family History Library has city ward maps of Chicago for the years 1851, 1862, 1864, 1872, 1884, 1888, and 1890 included in:

Ward Maps of United States Cities: Microfilm Reproduction of 232 Maps Described in Ward Maps of United States Cities. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975?. (Family History Library film 1377700; on 320 fiche beginning with 6016554. Chicago is on fiche 6016613–619.)

A more recent map of Chicago is:

Chicago (Illinois). Bureau of Maps and Plats. Atlas of City of Chicago. Chicago: The Bureau, 1980–81. (Family History Library book Q area 977.311 E7c)

See also Illinois Gazetteers, and United States Gazetteers and United States Maps for more resources regarding places in Illinois.

Maps of Illinois can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:

ILLINOIS- MAPS

ILLINOIS, [COUNTY]- MAPS

ILLINOIS, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- MAPS

Web Sites

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/illinois.html

http://www.library.uiuc.edu/max/

http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/maps/

Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html