Mapping Mania: Episode 82

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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

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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:

Greg Boyd, the found of HistoryGeo takes us on a tour of the website. 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

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

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!