October 2014 Additions to Antique Maps Project

We just added 20 cool new, old maps (we love saying that) to our Antique Maps collection. 12 states are represented, and you'll notice some particularly noteworthy counties covered, including Cook County, Illinois (Chicago), Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City), Clay County, Missouri (birthplace of Jesse James), St. Louis County, and…

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Landowner Maps for 39 New Counties in Antique Maps Collection

We just added landowner-maps for 39 different counties throughout the U.S. --- counties in Delaware (1), Georgia, (1), Iowa (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana (1), Maryland (5), Massachusetts (2), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (3), New York (5), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (6), and Tennessee (4). Specific…

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California now joins the First Landowners Project

We've just added over 600,000 Californians to the First Landowners Project! For the first time ANYWHERE, original California landowners are being mapped en masse. With this addition, nearly 7.7 Million original landowners now populate this single map! Nowhere else can researchers of U.S. migration and frontier settlement…

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Latest Additions to Antique Maps Collection

Amazing landowners maps for 24 different counties have just gone online here at HistoryGeo.com. States getting treatment in this round include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana/Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. Links below will work for logged-in subscribers…

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March-April 2014 Additions to the Antique Maps Collection

Here's a list of 33 county landowner maps recently added to our Antique Maps Collection among these 13 states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia. And below that list is another of newly indexed maps whose landowners' names…

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Nearly Half-a-million Oregonians Mapped!

In just the last couple of days we've quietly added the results of work that's been going on for several months now. We've mapped over 380,000 locations for parcels and lots of first landowners in Oregon that include the names of over 464,000 people. This latest addition to…

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New Index and Map Additions (Antique Maps Collection)

We've been adding lots of new content to our Antique Maps Collection. In just the last month, the following county-wide landowner maps came online here at HistoryGeo.com! Additions include new landowner maps and lots of index additions which enable you to zoom directly to people within the maps. Logged-in…

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The Pioneer Woman and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.)

"I don't like black and white movies." At least that was my take on the medium when I was a little kid in the early 1960s. That changed by about age ten when I fell in love with a number of 1940s horror films. I'm talking about the Boris Karloff…

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Manning Football Dynasty's Roots in Copiah County, Mississippi

As a kid, I was border-line fanatical about NFL football. Though my allegiance was to the Dallas Cowboys, I loved everything about the game and followed the fortunes of many of the stars of the day, whether they played for my team or not. A favorite player during my teen…

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Infamous Dr. Crippen of Coldwater, Michigan

[Editor's note: This is the first of what will be many articles here on the HistoryGeo.com blog which will highlight the ancestral origins of the famous and the infamous, first describing why they are noteworthy and then WHERE they and/or their ancestors came from. Links and sources follow…

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