TYPES OF FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES
Maps and Other Geographical Resources
- Fire Insurance Maps
- Plat Books
- Search the library catalog by county name and the term "plat" or "real estate"
- Post Office Location Guides
- Topographic Maps (USGS)
- Search the library catalog by the term "maps, topographic" or by the Geological Survey (U.S.) as an author
- The book Minnesota: Index to Topographic and Other Map Coverage lists the various series of maps produced and distributed by the USGS
- The U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps website includes maps of Minnesota.
- A variety of topographical maps are available from the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
- Township Organization Maps
- See the section on Township Records
- Ward/Election Maps
- Search the library catalog by location and the term "wards," e.g. Minneapolis wards maps, or by the subject heading "election districts" and the location, e.g. election districts Minneapolis maps
- Want us to search a map or other resource for you? Check out our Research Services page for more information