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Family Maps Have Arrived!
We have a wonderful new series of map books in the history room - the Family Maps series by Gregory A. Boyd. Each book covers a single county, township by township and clearly displays the original land owners. Determining if your ancestor obtained a patent in a particular county has never been easier. Family Maps provide multiple indexes that verify the surnames for the county, which townships to find them in and specifically where within each township. “Big Picture” maps are also included that place each county in context within the state and within the region. Most of these map books are deluxe editions, which also include roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries and railroads. The history room currently has Family Maps for Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties. But keep watch – more are on the way.
Family Maps of Allegan County