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Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes.

Historical maps are especially useful for finding communities that no longer exist and old county boundaries. The Family History Library has maps for some Utah counties and a few of the larger cities. Some of the city maps list the property owners.

Published atlases and maps[edit | edit source]

The following atlases and maps can help you with your research:

  • Greer, Deon C. Atlas of Utah. Ogden, Utah: Weber State College and Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1981. FHL Book Q 979.2 E7a.) This important work contains reference, topographical, historical, resource, boundary, population, and settlement maps
  • Miller, David E. Utah History Atlas. Second Edition, N.p.: Miller, 1968. FHL Book 979.2 E2m.) This atlas illustrates the routes of early explorers, Latter-day Saint settlements, boundary changes, and other historical events.
  • Tackitt, Jim W. 1866 County Map of Utah and Nevada. 1966. Reprint, Concord, Calif.: Tackitt Photographic, 1990? FHL Map 979 E7u. This small map shows 1866 county boundaries and town locations. It also identifies the Indian lands and tribes.
  • General Highway Maps. Three Volumes. n.p.: The Commission, 1937-51. FHL Book Folio 979.2 E7g. Arranged by county, this three-volume set contains 89 maps illustrating cemeteries; roads; schools; churches; cities and towns; rivers; and range, township, and section numbers

An inventory of Utah maps before 1900 is:

  • Moffat, Riley Moore Printed Maps of Utah to 1900: An Annotated Cartobibliography. Santa Cruz, Calif.: Western Association of Map Libraries, 1981. FHL Book 979.2 E33m. The book is arranged by the years the maps were published. The book covers 11 libraries throughout Utah and the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkley. It gives the size and a description of the maps.

Counties in Utah:

Utah, United States Genealogy displays a clear map showing the counties of Utah.

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University and the Marriott Library at the University of Utah have excellent collections of Utah maps and atlases. The Utah Gazetteers and Utah Land and Property also help with identifying places. To find maps and atlases at the Family History Library, use the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under the following:





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