Monday, August 6, 2012

Massachusetts Real Estate Atlases Now on Flickr

As part of a grant-funded project, the State Library has started to digitize the Massachusetts Real Estate Atlases in its collection. The library has approximately 200 atlases, which include about 6500 maps in 12 counties and more than 80 municipalities throughout Massachusetts. These atlases provide information about property boundaries, plot size, ownership, building shapes, and materials and are heavily used by genealogists, architectural consultants, people researching the history of their homes, and others.

So far 45 of the 200 atlases have been scanned, and a selection of images from these atlases may now be viewed on the State Library’s Flickr site. 

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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