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== Online Maps  ==
 
== Online Maps  ==
  
*[URL Google Maps]
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?msa=0&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=46.83013400000001%2C8.4375&spn=3.382467%2C6.591797&z=7&source=embed&mid=1gvvZa4rWF17Sg5hFErYbFj0onUI Google Maps]
*[URL David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search;JSESSIONID=99b5278a-9cfa-4acc-8d3e-b3ce4a791651?search=SUBMIT&cat=0&q=Switzerland&dateRangeStart=&dateRangeEnd=&sort=pub_list_no_initialsort%2Cpub_date%2Cpub_list_no%2Cseries_no&QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA David Rumsey Historical Maps Collection]
*[URL Old Maps Online Collection]
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*[https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Switzerland#bbox=5.95591129,45.81799493,10.49229402,47.808464749999956&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to= Old Maps Online Collection]
*[URL Library of Congress Maps Collection]
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*[https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=Switzerland&new=true&st= Library of Congress Maps Collection]
*[URL Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
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*[https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search/commonwealth:3f463046c Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library]
*[URL Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
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*[https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/switzerland.html Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]
*[URL Archive.org]
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*[https://archive.org/search.php?query=Switzerland%2C%20maps Archive.org]
*[URL Harvard University Scanned Maps]  
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*[https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/scanned-maps/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&utm_source=library.harvard&exhibit_id=scanned-maps&search_field=all_fields&q=Switzerland Harvard University Scanned Maps]  
*[URL UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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*[https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/search/searchterm/Switzerland UWM American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection]
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== Tips for Using Maps  ==
 
== Tips for Using Maps  ==
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Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:  
 
Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:  
  
*There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a '''[[COUNTRY Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
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*There are often several places with the same name. You may want to use a '''[[Switzerland Gazetteers | Gazetteer]]''' to help you.<br>
 
*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
 
*The spelling and even names of some towns may have changed since your ancestor lived there.<br>
 
*Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.<br>
 
*Place-names are often misspelled in English sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritic marks omitted.<br>
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* '''[URL COLLECTION NAME]''' - DESCRIPTION.
 
* '''[URL COLLECTION NAME]''' - DESCRIPTION.
  
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Latest revision as of 08:34, 4 December 2020

Switzerland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Switzerland 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 COUNTRY, 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 COUNTRY 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. The following collection is helpful:

  • [URL COLLECTION NAME] - DESCRIPTION.