If you hear the words “Library of Congress” and “maps” and think “Sanborn Fire Insurance,” you’re missing out… While the LOC does have the well known Sanborn maps, they also have a number of other map collections. Here are five that caught my eye:
- The Rochambeau Map Collection contains the maps used by the French soldiers who supported the American Revolution. What a great way to discover how the country looked to your Revolutionary War ancestors!
- Railroad Maps traces the American industrial boom. Did your ancestor work for the railroad? You might be able to trace the path of his line!
- Transportation and Communication Maps explain how your ancestors got around and talked to each other.
- Panoramic Maps offers a birds-eye view of 19th century towns. Just think, you can “see” how your ancestors lived!
- Louisiana teaches you all about the ancestors who lived in the Louisiana Purchase…