- Many of our ancestors came from Europe to or through Pennsylvania
early in the last century. There are some pretty good electronic map
collections of Pennsylvania on line. You can explore these a bit for
a glimpse of the Pennsylvania as the knew it.
A large (1770kb) overall map is at
Which shows a much smaller Pittsburgh than we think of today.
Unfortunately it seems to show major roads but not the railroads that
were likely our ancestor's mode of travel.
A larger view of the Allegheny County / Pittsburgh area is at
which also leads to indexes of other parts of the US in 1895.
Detailed areas of Pennsylvania are on line at The Broer Map Library
A selection for the Philadelphia area is at
Finally, check out http://www.bhocutt.com/76/maps.htm for a selection
of County maps to chose from.