Maps of Western Europe: Americans are possibly the most geographically ignorant people in the world. Part of my studies were in grad school Geography and I love maps so I make a point of providing maps so you know what is where. If you go back far enough in your tree, you could be surprised at how many different countries there are on your tree. Most Americans are, as a cousin says, "All-American mutts". So it's fun to discover where your ancestors were.