Genealogical Roll of the Kings of England and Dukes of Bourbon. c.1465. Newberr

Genealogical Roll of the Kings of England and Dukes of Bourbon. c.1465. Newberry Case MS 166.

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Update on Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

The following is excerpted from an email update sent to those who’ve provided the Newberry with their email address on:

We’re writing to let you know that we’ve made progress with our plan to restore and improve the interactive map feature on the site. In the years since the Atlas site launched, there has been an explosion of geospatial software, tools, and services. We’ve had many options to review and consider the past few months. We’re pleased to say that we’ve signed an agreement with Galecia Group, the developers who are also working on an upgrade of our Chicago Ancestors site. We anticipate a prototype of the new Atlas in early 2016 and hope to launch the site for researchers in Spring 2016.

The Atlas is an important tool for many researchers and we appreciate the response we’ve had from you in recent months. We’re excited to bring these important maps back for you, with a fresh new interface. In the meantime, other important Atlas of Historical County Boundaries features (such as downloadable shape files, chronologies, bibliographies, metadata, and commentaries) are still accessible.

If you have questions or would like to opt out of receiving future notifications about the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, please contact

Jennifer Thom
Director of Digital Initiatives and Services

Matt Rutherford
Curator of Genealogy and Local History

For future updates on the Atlas, please visit and provide your email address.

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