Journey to the Old Country
From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records.
Inside you'll find:
- Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuries
- Detailed country maps illustrating key geographical units--provinces, counties, regions, cities and more
- Time lines of important events in each country's history
- Lists of administrative divisions by country for easy reference
- A complete index to aid in viewing maps of interest in greater detail online
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was really pretty disappointed in this book, especially since it was from a reputable genealogy resource. There are plenty of maps and it's great to have them all right there in one book but some of them are so hard to read that I've found myself having to get out a magnifying glass to read them... or go online instead, which is exactly the reason I got the book in the first place - to avoid having to do that all the time. Parts of the book are - for lack of a better word - shabby looking. Cut off in the weirdest places, parts of maps in the crease of the book, huge fonts on one page then tiny, tiny font on the next. Cosmetically it looks awful. No margins on a lot of pages, with maps spilling off the sides and words cut off. Some maps are completely useless; or useless in part because they fall into the center crease in exactly the wrong place. I'll keep the book because it's more trouble than it's worth to return it, plus I tossed the packaging and receipt, but I really wouldn't recommend spending the money on this book unless or until they drastically reduce the cost to about $10, maybe $15 at the most. Family Tree Magazine should be ashamed of themselves for producing such poor quality.