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By apozolco - Posted on 16 November 2018

Hola primos,

I happened to find this website while doing research. it's map website where it shows all the pueblos & ranchos of Mexico. The closer you come in the more ranchos pop up. This is exciting for me. I now see how far the various pueblos & ranchos are from my ancestor's original town.
I think this is a great tool. I hope you feel the same way.


It looks good, but I wouldn’t use it by itself. I would cross check it with another source. I use Google Maps,, and IIEG Jalisco. The IIEG site also allows one to download modern maps of individual municipios: Atotonilco, Arandas, Ayotlan, Degollado, Jesus Maria, La Barca, and so on.

Over the past couple hundred years the region has experienced at least a couple of major political upheavals, large-scale land reform, and sweeping economic and demographic changes. Many ranchos, estancias, and haciendas underwent name changes over time as properties were bought, sold, inherited, swallowed up or split up. I think some places were simply abandoned and forgotten. Many places also happen to share the same names others. It can be frustrating to try to pinpoint a modern location for some ranchos of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It would be a treat for many of us, I am sure, if there were a detailed historical atlas of the entire region.

Excellent Resource. Thanks!

None of the resources you list are as detailed as the website apozolco offered. His source is the first source that includes small poblaciones that are missing from most maps.

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