Monday Madness – Map Glossaries

Posted: February 14, 2011 in For Genealogists, Monday Madness

I’ll keep this one very short & sweet.

Maps, gazetteers, atlas, platt books, etc all have prefaces or information in the front of the book.  Usually this is where they post all of the necessary glossary style information.

However, what is a glossary style?  Its where they post information on how to read a legend, previous editions notes and things we would associate with an FAQ or Frequently Asked Question section.  Class textbooks show the word & definitions at the back of the book.  For other things they can appear in the front or in the back too.

Also, make sure you use the Index – its in the book for a good reason – to keep us all from getting lost.  Consider it a life vest for the user.

 

Next Week: Monday Madness – Time & Calendars

 

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