Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Representatives with MapofUs.org announced today that it now has military battle maps dating back as far as 1775.
“We’re very pleased to be able to add these historical maps,” said Brian Nichols, spokesman for Genealogy Inc., the parent company of MapofUs.org.
An example of the newly added maps, located at http://www.mapofus.org/military is the addition of the Battle Map of Bunker Hill, which was created in 1775 by Sir Thomas Hyde.
“This map shows details of the Battle of Bunker Hill, including troop positions, floating batteries and movements of the ships in the area,” Nichols pointed out.
In addition, the May 11, 1775 Battle Map of Fort Ticonderoga can be viewed.
Nichols went on to note that all of its maps are free for personal use only, and may not be reproduced for resale or distribution.
MapofUs.org features maps from each state showing interactive county formation map, Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Roads and Highway maps, old Atlas maps, and map links.
In addition, each state page contains rotating animated maps showing all of the county boundary changes and all of the county boundaries for each census year for each year.
Past and present maps of US, according to Nichols, are overlaid so that visitors to the website can see the changes in county boundaries, downloadable County D.O.T. Maps, and state Atlas maps.
Nichols also pointed out that map comparison can be used as a genealogy source for research.
“Along with property records, census data, and birth, marriage, and death certificates, a historical US map provides valuable information and can help genealogists uncover their family histories and connect with the past,” Nicholas said. “While the historical maps on this site can help researchers, there are many other types of maps that are used for this type of research including: Political maps, surveys, plat maps, land maps, ward maps, and more. Each one offers different information about the time period in which it was created.”
MapofUS.org provides a single source for old and new state and US maps.
If you’re researching your family history, historical maps can be an exceptional tool when beginning a genealogy research project.
Because maps can provide important details about business and property ownership, they can be a significant source of information. This information can tell anyone what and whom they need to research to learn more.
The goal of MapofUS.org is to help individuals discover important information to get started.
Source: Genealogy Inc.