Welcome to our new maps section. We will be adding contemporary maps through the centuries
of the area now know as the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. This part of the world
has gone through thousands of changes over the centuries and we hope to document the borders
and names used over the years.
All maps will be available in three formats:
1. Low resolution zoomable JPG images on line. Quick reference, on line and free, to the area
you are researching at a specific time in history.
We hope that you will find this area to be a valuable and helpful resource in your quest
of family history and genealogy.
2. High resolution uncompressed BMP and TIF files on CD-R disc. Great for detailed study
or printing out a hard copy. Many of these maps would make a great wall display when printed,
matted, and framed. They also would be a most interesting addition to your family history reference
collection. As the size of each map file is in the 10 megabyte range, we suggest 64 meg of
memory or more on your home computer to view and print these files.
3. The actual map itself. The maps are one of a kind and the prices will vary from a few
dollars to hundreds of dollars depending on the rarity and condition of the map.
Available maps are:
Marquisate of Moravia 1760 by Robert de Vaugondy
States of the Germanic Confederation - 1836 by G. Boynton
Austro-Hungarian Empire 1895 by J. Bartholomew
City map of Prague Circa 1900 by Myers Kony Lexicon
Watch our "What's New page for additions to this resource area.
There is a nice selection of Antique
on eBay this week
Historical Maps Available for Family Genealogists
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress has Austria-Hungary
Slovak, Czech, Ukraine, Bohemian, Moravian, and other maps showing villages in
Central and Eastern Europe. Copies are available to the public
either free of charge or at a nominal cost. This should be of special
interest to those who are doing genealogical research.
Those interested are urged to write or e-mail including the
names of the villages from which their ancestors emigrated. Any
accompanying information, such as what country the village
presently lies in, would also be helpful. They will then do their best
to provide copies of maps for you.
Do NOT send email without a full street mailing address. This only slows the process down for
LIMIT your request to no more than 2 or 3 locations.
There is a four to six week backlog or longer. Do NOT send a duplicate request. Do
NOT write or email about the status of your request. Be patient.
Geography and Map Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
Attn: Dr. Stephen Paczolt
Dr. Stephen Paczolt
Sr. Technical Information Specialist
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stephen Paczolt is himself of Eastern European heritage. Read his
biographical information to put a person behind the name.