I am putting my research on my mother’s family into a book. I would like to include a few maps. The book I wrote about my paternal grandmother’s family took place in the United States and I did not feel a great need for maps. However, my mother’s book stretches across the Atlantic and I think maps would be helpful to give a clear picture of our roots.
The first task, of course, is to locate maps. I have maps from archives and genealogy centers. I can credit those institutions for the maps. I have maps in books and I can cite the books for those maps.
What about maps on line? Who gets credit? I found several black & white maps of Ireland that show the counties. They look identical but they come from various websites. Do I credit one, all or none of those sites?
In the first section of my book I have these maps:
1. The Families
a. Map of Ireland
b. Map of County Cavan, Ireland
c. Map of Killykeen, Cavan, Ireland
d. Map of Moate, Cavan, Ireland
e. Map of Dukla, Poland & Tojak, Hungary; Home of the Gartners
f. Map of Tipperary County, Ireland
g. 1841 Map of Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
My book is being written for my family, certainly not mass market sales. However I do want to give credit to others for their work. I certainly have no talent for drawing my own maps.
I welcome feedback from others who have dealt with maps in their publications. Where do you get your maps & how do you give credit to the artists?