[APG Public List] Map of U.S. Railroads?

Alvie L. Davidson CG floridasearch at verizon.net
Mon Jun 21 02:55:59 MDT 2010

Thank you for adding these items to the APG list. 

I have been trying to trace a contemporary family who worked for the Yazoo &
Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&MVRR). This railroad intersected with the
Illinois Central in Mississippi and made travel available to eastern states
such as Alabama and Georgia.

Now I can easily see the travel of this family.  A son was born in Arab,
Marshall County, AL but he was raised in Granada, Mississippi.  This was
apparently a typical traveling railroad family.  Add to this the mix of
never consistently using the same given name as they moved.  This was an
African-American family and the use of nicknames in much of their life is
giving me a hard time.

Again, thanks for this and for sharing your knowledge with Tom's course at


Alvie L. Davidson CG
Lakeland, Florida


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From: apgpubliclist-bounces+floridasearch=verizon.net at apgen.org
[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+floridasearch=verizon.net at apgen.org] On Behalf
Of Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 3:30 AM
To: 'Donna McR'; 'APG Assn of Prof Genealogists'
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Map of U.S. Railroads?


One of the resources that was used as an exercise in the IGHR course on
Government Documents was a book _Railroad maps of the United States : a
selective annotated bibliography of original 19th-century maps in the
Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress (1975)_ which can be
downloaded at http://www.archive.org/details/railroadmapsofun00libr. 


There are other maps at American Memories
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrhome.html and on


-- Elissa


Elissa Scalise Powell, CG


CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
after periodic evaluations by the Board. 


From: On Behalf Of Donna McR
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:42 AM

I need maps of U.S. Railroads as they expanded during the Nineteenth through
the early Twentieth Centuries.

Anyone have a recommendation?

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