From: Dee Whiting
Here is a great (free) place to get out-out-copyright maps of places all over the world, as well as photos and paintings. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Old_maps
Isn’t that great? I like Italy South 1849 and Amsterdam, Holland.
An old map is defined as over 70 years old. Each listing states why it is in the public domain and thus free to download. The photos and paintings are such a great opportunity to add some physical reality to our research, and to pique the interest of family members.
Thank you so much. Your podcasts have really helped me to be a better genealogist.
Thanks for helping folks find readily accessible free maps online that may help illustrate the locale where their ancestors once lived. The use of a wiki to distribute information is fast becoming the norm, eh?
Happy family tree climbing!
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