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An Gadaí
05-09-2009, 08:13 PM
My girlfriend is currently researching her family genealogy and in the census records she has viewed there are ward numbers for Cleveland areas. She is wondering whether there are extant maps that show the ward numbers as they were in the period 1900-1930 or whether anyone here knows to which area each number referred. The relevant numbers are 15, 17 and 26. Thanks.

Chronos
05-09-2009, 11:24 PM
I don't know the answer to your question. But I can tell you that if there is anyone who knows, you could probably find them at the Western Reserve Historical Society (http://www.wrhs.org/).

Elendil's Heir
05-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Yes, I'd try the WRHS first. Failing that, the staff of the Cleveland City Council or the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections might be able to help:

http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/
http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/

mhendo
05-10-2009, 04:59 PM
You can find an online Plat Book of the City of Cleveland from 1921 by following this link (http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p4014coll24&CISOPTR=392).

The page and the viewer are a little slow, but once they open, if you click on the link 02IndexMap in the left-hand menu, it will show you an index map of the whole city, with ward numbers. You can then click through the rest of the book to find much more detailed maps.

There are a few others available for your general time period:

1922 Plat Book (http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p4014coll24&CISOPTR=311)

1914 Plat Book (http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p4014coll24&CISOPTR=566)

1896 Sanborn Insurance Map (http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p4014coll24&CISOPTR=1135)

An Gadaí
05-11-2009, 09:40 AM
Thanks for your replies everyone, especially mhendo that's exactly the information we were looking for.