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I have recently started working with QGIS.

I am unsure of how to go about inserting historical maps which have no referencing data.

I think it might be possible to insert them, then move and scale them using a modern mapping layer for reference.

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It is Georeferencing that I would use to try and do this.

I have done that for Australian maps from the 19th century related to family history.

As commented by @user30184 there is a Georeferencer Plugin for QGIS.

If you try, and get stuck, then just ask a more focussed question about precisely where you get stuck.

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