Using Historic Maps for Genealogy and Family History
By Lisa Louise Cooke | Genealogy is all about location and maps play a huge role in that part of the family history research process. These article, videos and podcast episodes bring the latest information on available historic digitized maps, and techniques for plotting your ancestors lives and telling their stories.
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 …
A recent blog post at slate.com caught my eye because it features a map from the genealogists-love-it David Rumsey map collection. But what captured …Maps
<i>An inaugural event: The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit</i> <i>(CANGEN), to be held October 21-23, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Brampton, Ontario.</i><p>The …Ancestry.com Inc.
Are you wondering how to find the best public libraries for genealogy research? Travel this very special map on my brand new Pinterest board, and …
Your Family History Show : Episode 98 The Journey Takers, New Sweepstakes, and Liquid Galaxy for Google EarthGoogle Earth
<i>Google Earth offers a 360-degree, 3-dimensional way to explore, document and share your ancestor’s world!</i><p>Google Earth is known for its ability to …Google Earth
How you speak can reveal much about your heritage.<p>If you’ve ever lived in or visited the U.S. or Canada, you already know we don’t all speak English …Dialects
If your ancestors lived or worked in New York City, did you know you can follow them home from work? At least virtually.<p>David Pirmann runs a website …New York City
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 …Maps
Google celebrated Earth Day by releasing Google Earth 7.1 and announcing some great new content! And there are three reasons you will want to make …Google Earth
Gail Rogers in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada recently shared how my presentation on using Google Earth for genealogy helped her find her way to the site of …Google Earth