Historicmapworks.com now on Ancestry.com

Readers may remember that I have blogged before about the marvelous maps, all in original color, that have been available at historicmapworks.com. See my previous blogs at: http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/2007/01/maps-maps-maps-historicmapworkscom.html, and here: http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/2007/08/update-on-historicmapworkscom.html.

Well now they have just notified me that you can now access all of their gorgeous maps by having an account with ancestry.com. The difference is that with ancestry you will be able to view the maps in full size scans, and you will be able to copy and paste them into your genealogies or printout various sizes of these maps. If you already have an account at Ancestry and are logged on, then you can go right to the new map section here: http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1205&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0

Today’s news is all a twitter in the genealogy world because of the announcement that ancestry and the parent company, Generations Network, has been bought out by a large investment group, Spectrum Equity Investors, for numbers reported to be 300 million dollars.

As long as Ancestry keeps adding databases like the historicmapworks collection, they will get my full support.

Dick Hillenbrand
Upstate New York Genealogy

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