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''[[Africa]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Uganda Genealogy|Uganda]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]] Maps and Gazetteers'''{{Template:Uganda-sidebar}}
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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>
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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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=== Online Maps ===
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*[http://www.worldandcitymaps.com/africa/uganda/ World and City Maps] Republic of Uganda Google maps and facts
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*[http://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Uganda Browse Uganda Maps for Historical Periods]
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*[http://www.fallingrain.com/world/UG/ Directory of Cities, Towns and Regions]
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To learn more about maps in general, go to the '''[[Maps | Maps Record Page]]'''.
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== Online Maps  ==
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Uganda/@3.1943617,33.3348777,3.16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x1771a69f6499f945:0x874155ce43014549!8m2!3d1.373333!4d32.290275 Google Maps]
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Uganda?q=Uganda&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/Uganda Old Maps Online Collection]
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*[https://www.loc.gov/maps/?q=Uganda Library of Congress Maps Collection]
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*[http://utexas.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?ho=t&l=en&s3.q=Uganda#!/search?ho=t&l=en&q=Uganda%20map Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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*[https://www.google.com/search?q=Archive.org%2C+uganda+map&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjr15uqmensAhUKz1MKHdX3AQ0Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=Archive.org%2C+uganda+map&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDFAAWABg-ZcFaABwAHgAgAEAiAEAkgEAmAEAqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWc&sclient=img&ei=zceiX6u9PIqezwLV74do&bih=733&biw=1435 Archive.org]
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*[https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/scanned-maps/catalog/44-990127097200203941 Harvard University Scanned Maps]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/Uganda?CISOBOX1=Uganda UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://geodata.lib.berkeley.edu/catalog/AM_ONC_M04L University of California Berkeley Library]
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== Tips for Using Maps  ==
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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 '''[[Uganda Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
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*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
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*Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.<br>
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*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.<br>
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*Boundaries changed over time. Use historical maps to understand boundary changes.<br>
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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 Uganda, 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 '''[[Uganda 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.<br>
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*Road atlases are useful because of the detail they provide. <br>
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*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.<br>
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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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Latest revision as of 09:30, 26 November 2020

Uganda Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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Uganda Background
Local Research Resources

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 Uganda, 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 Uganda 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.