The unique website for mapping your family's heritage
Our vision is to provide an enjoyable and informative website that allows you to add your ancestors' life events where they happened and to be able to share that knowledge in a secure and collaborative environment. Over time, as more and more people add their data, Ancestral Atlas will be a site for not only creating a visual data base of your family tree maps (your own Ancestral Atlas) but also a primary source for continued research into your family's history.
Go time travelling in Ireland
Our newly released historical map layer for the whole of Ireland enables you to see the lay of the land at the time of your Irish ancestors!
These hand tinted maps from circa 1840 are so detailed that individual buildings can be identified. County, Barony, Parish and Townland boundaries are also clearly detailed. This is the most important map collection ever produced for those interested in Irish genealogy.
Historical Boundary maps for the USA
Our Historical Boundary map details over two centuries of change to the state and county boundaries throughout the USA.
Simply click on the location of interest and discover the correct county and state boundary information for the years relevant to your search.
At the touch of a button you can create a Life Map of an individual and an individual’s ancestors or descendants. Create a dynamic map that links events and locations within a family tree and map how families have migrated over time.
Automatic Event Location for GEDCOM Uploads
You can relax when you upload your GEDCOM files to our site since we automatically identify where your ancestor's life events took place using our gazetteer of place names and attach the data to the map pin on the relevant location. You can also choose to make all the data public or keep it private.
What do the England and Wales Edition maps show?
These maps are the 1-inch scale (1:63,360) Ordnance Survey Revised New Series maps circa 1895. The maps seamlessly cover the whole of England and Wales and capture both the variety of the natural landscape and the human influence of Britain’s late-Victorian heyday.
We have overlaid the maps with modern-day roads to allow you to find your way around more easily and to let you see more clearly the changes that have occurred in the last 110 years.