Thunder Bay District GenWeb: Maps & Atlases

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Maps & Atlases

Maps are a useful way to get a pictorial view of where your ancestors lived. There are various types of maps you can consult - ranging from the topographic maps that show contour lines, elevations, and place names to the thematic maps that show things like diocesan boundaries and areas.

The following web sites have maps of various sorts that you should find useful in your research. Wherever available, information on how to obtain these maps is given as well.



Using maps in genealogy

Using maps in tracing your family history (1974)
Betty Kidd
Ottawa Branch, OGS, Ottawa
Consult at: Carleton University; Ottawa Branch, OGS

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Historical maps and atlases

Concise historical atlas of Canada (1998)
edited by William G. Dean ... et al.
Selection of 67 plates from the Historical Atlas of Canada
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN 0-8020-4203-1

Historical atlas of Canada : a thousand years of Canada's history in maps(2002)
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 1-55054-918-9

Where is here? : Canada's maps and the stories they tell (2002)
Alan Morantz
Penguin Books Canada, Toronto
Includes index
ISBN 0-14-301351-3

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Religious maps

  • Catholic Dioceses and Archdioceses in Ontario. This one is a little difficult to get to. Click on Welcome. Then click on Catholic Church in Canada. This will bring you to a general map showing the religious provinces. Click on the word Ontario to get to the map showing the dioceses and archdioceses in Ontario.

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  • Present day maps

  • North-Western Ontario
  • Present Day Ontario
  • Official Road map of Ontario

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  • Topographic maps

  • How to find a Canadian topographic map

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  • This site is part of OntarioGenWeb