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Lisa interviews guests about mapping strategies and websites to find and use old maps like HistoryGeo, David Rumsey and Google Earth, and more.
Ep. 82: March 2015
In this episode:
News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad
Read Diane’s tips for using the David Rumsey Historical Maps website.
Top Tips: Mapping Strategies
Publisher Allison Dolan joins Lisa to discuss the curation process of the new book Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe, and some of the mapping strategies she learned from that experience.
101 Best Websites: HistoryGeo.com
Greg Boyd, the found of HistoryGeo takes us on a tour of the website. HistoryGeo.com is a family history software service for linking old maps and land records to your genealogy research. They are best known for providing online versions of the Family Maps and Texas Land Survey Maps book series, and now have released the First Landowners Project.
Family Tree University: Google Earth for Genealogists
Tyler turns the tables and interviews Lisa about using the free Google Earth program for family history.
The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Allison’s five favorite online map resources
- Google Maps
- Sanborn maps (look for subscription databases like ProQuest available through your public library.) Also: Sanborn Fire Maps at the Library of Congress.
- Library of Congress
- David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
Have fun climbing your family tree!