Maps of the South

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Maps are essential when doing genealogical research. Maps can help determine:

  • Jurisdictions and boundaries
  • Geographical and physical features
  • Relationships between towns and counties

Use many sources to locate a map closest to the time period your ancestor lived in a certain location.

Here are some references and web sites to assist you in locating maps.


  • Alabama Maps
  • Alabama Burned Counties
  • Mason, Sara Elizabeth, A List of the Nineteenth Century Maps of the State of Alabama, Birmingham Public Library, 1973.
  • Remington, W. Craig and Thomas Kallsen, Historical Atlas of Alabama, University of Alabama Dept. of Geography, 1997.
  • Sinko, Peggy Tuck

Rural Records of Mid-Southern United States