Maps and Atlases
Maps are a useful way to get a pictorial view of where your ancestors lived. There are various types of maps you can consult - ranging from the topographic maps that show contour lines, elevations, and place names to the thematic maps that show things like diocesan boundaries and areas.
The following web sites have maps of various sorts that you should find useful in your research. Wherever available, information on how to obtain these maps is given as well.
Using maps in tracing your family history (1974)
Ottawa Branch, OGS, Ottawa
Consult at: Carleton University; Ottawa Branch, OGS
Maps Can Help You Trace Your Family Tree
While this is an American web site, the information is still useful to Canadian researchers.
Travel Manitoba map - Pembina Valley
Historical atlas of Canada : a thousand years of Canada's history in maps(2002)
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver
Includes bibliographical references and index
Where is here? : Canada's maps and the stories they tell (2002)
Penguin Books Canada, Toronto
Census Districts and Maps of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan for 1906.
Instructions are given on how to use the electoral maps. Also provided is information on the land division system in these provinces.
Red River Flood Maps - Canadian Geographic
Where you can buy Canadian topographic maps
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