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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Genealogy

Your Family History Show : Episode 98 The Journey Takers, New Sweepstakes, and Liquid Galaxy for 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

American English Dialects

Leap Motion + Google Earth

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

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