Description This site features a digitized version of a 1895 Atlas, originally published by Rand McNally. In addition to State and County map images, it includes city indexes. As an example of the value of the historical perspective this presents, the index entry for Spencer, WV, shows a population of 431, a post office and railroad, but no Express office.
Description From the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture and The Newberry Library comes this comprehensive atlas of county formations and boundary changes covering the entire United States. The Interactive Map feature allows you to see the county boundaries on any given date.
Description GNIS provides a searchable database of geographic features from the U.S. Geological Survey. Features include populated places, cemeteries, streams, lakes, and more. Each feature is linked to a variety of mapping options, allowing easy access to topographic and aerial images.
Description This site bills itself as "A Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death, The Genealogist's Resource for Interpreting Causes of Death" and it delivers. This collection is thorough and its descriptions include source citations, and often links to additional related material. This is a very impressive work, and a valuable tool.
Description So you finally found your 3rd great grand uncle Fred's tombstone, and it reads 88 years, 3 months and 12 days, and you are left scratching your head thinking you might have had another cup of coffee if you had known there was going to be a math test involved. Well, here is a little utility to make quick work of the calculations including both common methods, so you can check for ambiguity as well.
Description West Virgina can present some unique challenges to the researcher when one discovers that particular ancestor that never moved from his birthplace, but none the less lived in two different states and four different counties. These maps provide coverage of every significant boundary change for Virginia from 1617 to present day. By extension, this covers portions of Kentucky and all of West Virginia.