Using Historic Maps for Genealogy and Family History on Flipboard

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.

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

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 …

Maps

David Rumsey Shares Souvenir Map for Early Airline Passengers

Check out this David Rumsey U.S. map showing early transcontinental flight and the story of what became TWA.

Maps

Blog - Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems

Have you started using MyHeritage.com yet? I especially recommend this genealogy and family social networking mega-site for:

searching internationally …

Genealogy

14 Best Libraries for Genealogy Research

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 Earth

Google Earth

The Growth of US Newspapers, 1690-2011

Free Google Earth for Genealogy Video Class

Google Earth is a 360 degree 3-dimensional way to view your ancestor’s world! In this class you will learn how to unlock mysteries in your research – …

Google Earth

Tech Tool for Discovering What Your Speech Can Reveal About Your Heritage

How you speak can reveal much about your heritage.

If you’ve ever lived in or visited the U.S. or Canada, you already know we don’t all speak English …

Dialects

Follow Your Commuter Ancestors in NYC Subway Maps

If your ancestors lived or worked in New York City, did you know you can follow them home from work? At least virtually. David Pirmann runs a website …

New York

Online Historical Maps: From David Rumsey to the DPLA

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

3 Reasons You Need the New Version of Google Earth Just Released

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

American English Dialects

American English

Leap Motion + Google Earth

(Free Video Class) Google Earth Helps Genealogist Find Family Business

Read how you can harness the power of Google Earth and Google Maps to track down family history landmarks. Google Earth really is for genealogy!