Richard Tallent’s occasional blog

Genealogy tip: Map timeline of the US

I found this today, it’s pretty neat as a quick reference for genealogists or other people studying American history: To see each frame broken down, go here: http://gif-explode.com/?explode=http://i.imgur.com/yPov2.gif Original source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_united_states Read more →

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

The University of Richmond scanned a bunch of historical maps, georectified them, and posted them online here: http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/ This is a really great resource for genealogists or amateur historians, you can get a real sense at a glance about how politics, wars, population growth, etc. impacted different parts of the US. Read more →