Robin Drake

7 Flips | 3 Magazines | @RobinDrake | interests are blogging, genealogy and photography

Historical Maps of Major U.S. Cities and More in New Online Tool | Genealogy Gems

1836 map of New York City compared to modern satellite image, shown with each map in “spyglass” format. Image from David Rumsey Map Collection blog …

Online Historical Maps: From David Rumsey to the DPLA | Genealogy Gems

Opening pages of rare 1905 Sanborn Map of San Francisco, showing city just before 1906 earthquake. Find the entire map book at the David Rumsey …

Civil War Maps for Genealogy Available in Online Newspapers | Genealogy Gems

In my last Premium podcast, I mentioned that Chronicling America, the Library of Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, …

Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Newspaper Digitized Page! | Genealogy Gems

The Chronicling America website, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers,<br>has posted its 5 millionth …

Learn How to Use the British Newspaper Archive for Family History Research (3/26/12) | Genealogy Gems

The recently launched British Newspapers Archive (BNA) database has over 200 UK newspapers, published from 1700-1950, and over 3 million pages – and …