Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Night Fun Historical Maps

Hey Genea-philes, have you recovered from your tryptophan coma on Thursday? Wake up - it's SATURDAY NIGHT! Time for more GENEALOGY FUN!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Go to the Historical U.S. County Maps page on Randy Majors website ( ) .Read the whole page for tips on how to use the tool by entering a current geographical place in the United States and a year (from the drop down list) at the top of the page.

2) Pick one place of interest and enter the name of the place (a current town/city or county) and choose a year from the dropdown list. Use the Back < and Forward > arrow links to move forward or backward in time.

3) Note the Historical jurisdiction for the place you selected for each year. Write down the list from 1850 to 1930.

Well I picked Columbus, Montana where my dad grew up.

1850 Unorganized Federal territory
1860 Nebraska Territory
1870 Gallatin County
1880 Gallatin County
1890 Yellowstone County
1900 Yellowstone County
1910 Yellowstone County
1920 Stillwater County
1930 Stillwater County

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother grew up in Columbus!

    My grandfather grew up in the Limestone/Nye area. Their little corner of the world also was in Sweet Grass County for a short time. Three counties while they lived in one house.



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