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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 Minnesota. 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|United States Maps]]. In the Family History Library Catalog, atlases are listed in the Place Search. Remember to search each locality as a town, a county and as a state. <br>
  
 
The Wilson Library of the University of Minnesota has the most complete collection of maps for the state. Their web address is:  
 
The Wilson Library of the University of Minnesota has the most complete collection of maps for the state. Their web address is:  
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*''Map Collections in the Wilson Library''[Internet site] Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2000 [cited 27 January 2000]. Available at: [http://www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonlib/maps.html. www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonlib/maps.html.]
 
*''Map Collections in the Wilson Library''[Internet site] Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2000 [cited 27 January 2000]. Available at: [http://www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonlib/maps.html. www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonlib/maps.html.]
  
Histo<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390391687_690"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390391687_749"></span>rical Minnesota&nbsp;maps are<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390396984_213"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390396984_55"></span> available in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Minnesota/?q=Minnesota David Rumsey Map Collection].&nbsp;  
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Histo<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390391687_690" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390391687_749" />rical Minnesota&nbsp;maps are<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390396984_213" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1234390396984_55" /> available in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Minnesota/?q=Minnesota David Rumsey Map Collection].&nbsp;  
  
The Minnesota Historical Society Library also has an extensive map collection, and the Family History Library has a few maps that can aid your research. Two atlases, ''An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota'' and Bakeman’s ''A Comprehensive Index to A. T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of Minnesota—1874'', are both cited in the "Biography" section of this outline.  
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The Minnesota Historical Society Library also has an extensive map collection, and the Family History Library has a few maps that can aid your research. Two atlases, ''An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota'' and Bakeman’s ''A Comprehensive Index to A. T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of Minnesota—1874'', are both cited in [[Minnesota Biography]].  
  
 
A bibliography of available county atlases is in:  
 
A bibliography of available county atlases is in:  
  
*Treude, Mai. ''Windows to the Past: A Bibliography of Minnesota County Atlases''. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1980. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=41094&disp=Windows+to+the+past%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 977.6 E73t].) It indicates whether copies of individual atlases are at the Library of Congress or at archives or libraries in Minnesota.
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*Treude, Mai. ''Windows to the Past: A Bibliography of Minnesota County Atlases''. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1980. (Family History Library {{FHL|41094|title-id|disp=book 977.6 E73t}}.) It indicates whether copies of individual atlases are at the Library of Congress or at archives or libraries in Minnesota.
  
A guide to the history of [[Portal:Minnesota|Minnesota]]’s counties and boundary changes has also been published:  
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A guide to the history of [[Minnesota]]’s counties and boundary changes has also been published:  
  
*Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries 1788–1980''. Volume 5: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=16321&disp=Historical+atlas+and+chronology+of+count++ book 973 E7hL v.5; fiche 6051430 [set of six]].) Shows when and where each county changed boundaries.  
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*Long, John H., ed. ''Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries 1788–1980''. Volume 5: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library {{FHL|16321|title-id|disp=}}].) Shows when and where each county changed boundaries.  
 
*[http://www.mnhs.org/collections/digitalmaps/index.htm Historical maps] from the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society and the State of Minnesota.&nbsp; Original land survey maps, plat books and atlases available online.
 
*[http://www.mnhs.org/collections/digitalmaps/index.htm Historical maps] from the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society and the State of Minnesota.&nbsp; Original land survey maps, plat books and atlases available online.
  
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;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.  
 
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;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.  
  
The United States Research Outline (30972) describes additional sources containing maps of Minnesota. Maps are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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[[United States Maps]] describes additional sources containing maps of Minnesota. Maps are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
 
MINNESOTA – MAPS  
 
MINNESOTA – MAPS  
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Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html  
 
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html  
  
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/mn_cf.html County Formation Maps]&nbsp; View the formation of Minnesota counties.&nbsp; (Animap, via FamilyHistory101)
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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 Minnesota. 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. Remember to search each locality as a town, a county and as a state.

The Wilson Library of the University of Minnesota has the most complete collection of maps for the state. Their web address is:

  • Map Collections in the Wilson Library[Internet site] Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2000 [cited 27 January 2000]. Available at: www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonlib/maps.html.

Historical Minnesota maps are available in the David Rumsey Map Collection

The Minnesota Historical Society Library also has an extensive map collection, and the Family History Library has a few maps that can aid your research. Two atlases, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota and Bakeman’s A Comprehensive Index to A. T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of Minnesota—1874, are both cited in Minnesota Biography.

A bibliography of available county atlases is in:

  • Treude, Mai. Windows to the Past: A Bibliography of Minnesota County Atlases. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1980. (Family History Library book 977.6 E73t.) It indicates whether copies of individual atlases are at the Library of Congress or at archives or libraries in Minnesota.

A guide to the history of Minnesota’s counties and boundary changes has also been published:

  • Long, John H., ed. Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries 1788–1980. Volume 5: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall, 1984. (Family History Library [1]].) Shows when and where each county changed boundaries.
  • Historical maps from the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society and the State of Minnesota.  Original land survey maps, plat books and atlases available online.

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.

United States Maps describes additional sources containing maps of Minnesota. Maps are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

MINNESOTA – MAPS

MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – MAPS

MINNESOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] – MAPS

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