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Karen Norwillo
13-10-16, 18:58
Can someone recommend a source for an old map showing farms around the Esse, Ytteresse, Öfveresse area in the 1800's? I'd like to be able to include it in my research. Thanks,

Jaska Sarell
13-10-16, 23:27
Hi Karen,

As I'm always been interested in maps of all times, I've looked for old maps of Esse area before, and looked again, with same results. None of these list all farms :(

National Archives has these rather detailed maps of Pedersöre härad (jurisdictional region), but due to large size, the resolution is not good enough for smallest details, different years but look very much the same:
Pedersöre härad 1850: http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1898
Pedersöre härad 1879: http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=1899

Heikki Rantatupa of Jyväskylä University has made an index for maps on their collection.
Since the site is only in Finnish, I picked whatever I found concerning Esse.
Parish map 1840's in several pieces (click the map images):
Kalmberg's national map from 1856, unfortunately Esse divided in two sheets:
National map 1867, again Esse in two sheets:

More modern map may be useful as well:
1925: http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=24477921
Today: http://kansalaisen.karttapaikka.fi/kartanhaku/osoitehaku.html?lang=en

Have fun with the maps!
:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
14-10-16, 02:42
Thank you, Jaska. I know I can always count on you.

Ed Koski
17-11-16, 22:42

Years ago while in Finland I found a Book Store & Map Store in Seinajoki and I purchased 2 maps of the Nurmo area where my family 1750's farm is from. The overview is modern up to date but what you want is also drawn in ...... FARM Names & Numbers showing the original farm borders.
for starters try this and Google them too.
Painopaikka Karttakeskus Oy
Helsinki, 1999