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It is impossible to do quality genealogical work without referring to geography as well. We need to know where our ancestors lived to find records, and we need to understand what is there today.
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Canadian Geographical Names
Excellent federal site allows you to search for modern and historic placenames.
Use Geonames.org to find locations in Canada – and around the world.
Including modern maps as well as satellite imagery.
Maps, Plans and Charts
On the website of Library and Archives Canada.
National Atlas of Canada
Information on products available in digital and conventional form, including base maps, geographical names and thematic maps that reflect the social, economic, environmental and cultural fabric of Canada.
Atlas of Canada Map Archives
Consists of 943 maps of the previously printed 1st edition of the Atlas published in 1906, the 2nd edition in 1915, the 3rd edition in 1957, the 4th edition in 1974 and finally, the 5th edition published 1995.
National Air Photo Library
A searchable archive of more than six million air photos from across Canada, some of them dating from the 1920s.
Canadian Post Offices in 1861
On Hugh Armstrong's Genealogy Site
Perry Castaneda Historical Map Collection
One the website of the University of Texas libraries.
David Rumsey Collection
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has more than 13,600 maps online.
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