AniMap

by The Gold Bug
Displays more than 2000 different maps showing the changing county boundaries in each state from colonial times to the present. Its SiteFinder databases contain more than 1 million locations, including over 50,000 places no longer in existence.

Purchase • Windows • Auxiliary
http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html
Overall74.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 54.76 out of 5 4.76
20170    No Ratings
201615 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
Earlier62.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 5 2.08

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AniMap Review by Pat Kainu,  Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I used this program years ago and loved it but lost it in a computer crash. After a serious illness I happened upon it again and once more ordered it as I personally loved it showing the locations where some of my ancestors lived even when the boundaries changed yet they hadn’t!

Biggest Pro: Seeing how the boundary lines changed when my ancestors hadn’t moved so learned of new places to look!!
Biggest Con: Really can’t think of anything much….being a beginner was at first intimidated by the program but if one follows directions carefully there shouldn’t be any problem

AniMap Review by Dale,  Jul 17, 2012

1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

Does not include historic census townships. Little use to geneaologists.

AniMap Review by Joan Lowrey,  Apr 10, 2009

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I consider AniMap the most valuable and most important genealogy tool I have. Everyone should use this in order to assure the place they are entering in their software is accurate for the time that event took place.

AniMap Review by Elizabeth Denes,  Jan 11, 2009

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Good program with lots of historical data. Quick sources for dates counties and states were formed. Another good feature is the ability to track an ancestors migration within the US.

Biggest Pro: Historical Data on when states and counties were formed.

AniMap Review by Carol Brown,  Jan 2, 2009

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Though I don’t use it really often as in relationship to my genealogy program I use it hen necessary to fined a county that has changed.

Biggest Pro: Keeps me on track of exactly where to look for records when they might be in a different county or state.
Biggest Con: need to have the capability to see the states adjoining every state like they did for New England.

AniMap Review by Jane,  Oct 11, 2008

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

I use this primarily for researching the history of counties, such as when they were established, when their borders changed, etc. I also use it to determine how close two locations were to each other which can be useful when you find the same surname in a region.

I do not find this useful for getting an overall picture of family migration across large distances or time spans. In my view, this program is best used for noting jurisdictional changes in a relatively small geographical area.

I find it a bit cumbersome to use and the maps are definitely not “pretty”. But, it provides really good information. I don’t use it often, but it is very handy when a specific question arises.

Biggest Pro: History of local jurisdictions
Biggest Con: “clunky” interface

AniMap Review by Teresa,  Oct 7, 2008

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I love this program. Very helpful in seeing where a family lived and where the county moved instead of them. I was saddened to see that the owner of Gold Bug had passed away in Bruce Buzbee’s blog. I hope the company will keep producing the product as it is very helpful to new genealogist.