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To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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== Online Maps  ==
  
Maps can help you find where your ancestors lived. There are many types of maps. Each can help you in a different way. Historical maps describe economic growth and development, boundaries, migration and settlement patterns, and other historical information. Road maps provide details on highways, rivers, and town size. Other types of maps include parish, county, topographical maps, enclosure, civil district, and church diocesan.<br><br>Maps are published separately or in bound collections, called atlases. You may find maps in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, directories, or history texts.  
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Guinea-Bissau/@11.6985935,-16.4107665,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xee43c74af82a9f1:0xbbe88e3f571e084e!8m2!3d11.803749!4d-15.180413 Google Maps]
===Maps===
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Guinea-Bissau?q=guinea-bissau&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]
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*[https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Guinea_Bissau#bbox=-16.89452301,10.651421430000013,-13.63487772,12.686238400000008&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to= Old Maps Online Collection]
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*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=guinea-bissau&search_field=all_fields Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
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*[http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/guinea_bissau.html Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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*[https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/scanned-maps/catalog?f%5Bsubjects_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Africa--Maps--Early+works+to+1800&q=Republic+of+Guinea-Bissau&search_field=all_fields&utm_source=library.harvards Harvard University Scanned Maps]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/guinea-bissau?CISOBOX1=guinea-bissau UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://geodata.lib.berkeley.edu/?f%5Bdct_spatial_sm%5D%5B%5D=Guinea-Bissau&q=guinea-bissau University of California Berkeley Library]
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== Tips for Using Maps ==
  
*[http://geology.com/world/guinea-bissau-satellite-image.shtml  Guinea-Bissau Map]
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Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:
  
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*There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a '''[[Guinea-Bissau Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you. *The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there. *Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted. *Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps. Look for neighboring towns and geographic features to find the area where your ancestor came from. *Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.
  
===Gazetteers===
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For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
  
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=== Finding the Specific Town on the Map ===
  
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To successfully research maps from Guinea-Bissau, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because there are several towns that have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. Using gazetteers can help you to identify a place's the jurisdiction and help you locate it on a map. See the '''[[Guinea-Bissau Gazetteers]]''' article for more information.
  
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== Types of Maps ==
  
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Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:
  
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*Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. *Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide. *Other types of maps include: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities.
  
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To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general'''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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=== Historical Maps Collections ===
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Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of your ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there.
  
 
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To learn more about maps in general, go to the Maps Record Page.

Online Maps[edit | edit source]

Tips for Using Maps[edit | edit source]

Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:

  • There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a Gazetteer to help you. *The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there. *Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted. *Political boundaries are not clearly indicated on all maps. Look for neighboring towns and geographic features to find the area where your ancestor came from. *Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.

For more tips and information on using maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.

Finding the Specific Town on the Map[edit | edit source]

To successfully research maps from Guinea-Bissau, you must identify the town where your ancestor lived. Because there are several towns that have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct town on a map. Using gazetteers can help you to identify a place's the jurisdiction and help you locate it on a map. See the Guinea-Bissau Gazetteers article for more information.

Types of Maps[edit | edit source]

Different types of maps help you in different ways, for example:

  • Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries, showing boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. *Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide. *Other types of maps include: parish maps, state maps, tourist maps, topographical maps, and air navigation maps. City maps are extremely helpful when researching in large cities.

To learn more about different types of maps, go to the general Maps Record Page.

Historical Maps Collections[edit | edit source]

Historical map collections are helpful because they can show you the geography of your ancestor's residence at or around the time they lived there.