As I was wandering through my 15-inch pile of "paper to be entered into my database and/or filed somewhere" today, I came across two maps from Norfolk County, Ontario. They showed where the lands of two of my ancestors, James A. Kemp in Middleton township and Alexander Sovereen in Windham township, weres located. However, the print of the maps I had was really fuzzy, and I couldn't find the exact land location even with a magnifying glass.
Fortunately, one of the maps had an URL on it - http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/ so I entered that URL and saw:
The screen above is the portal for the collection of 32 County Atlases for the Ontario for the time period 1874 to 1881. I quickly clicked on the "County Atlases" button and saw the explanation of the atlases - what, when, where, why and how they were made:
At the bottom of that page is a "Search" button so I clicked that one and saw:
The screen above shows the colorful counties of Ontario with numbers keyed to the list in blue on the right side of the screen. Norfolk County is #6, so I clicked on the County on the map (I could have clicked the link also):
The screen above shows a map of Norfolk County, with the seven townships outlined. I downloaded the map as a JPG file to my hard drive for further analysis.
When I clicked on the "Get Map" button, the Middleton township map appeared: