Fire Insurance Maps: The Google Maps of Their Day - free webinar by Jill Morelli now online for limited time
The recording of today's webinar, "Fire Insurance Maps: The Google Maps of Their Day" by Jill Morelli is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com.
Fire insurance maps were developed in the late 19th century to assist insurance companies in managing their risk of coverage in areas where they did not have a physical presence. Over 54,000 maps were made of communities large and small and many communities had multiple maps created between 1895 and 1920. These maps today offer an incredible window into the past, illustrate the evolution of these communities and describe the physical environment of the lives of our ancestors. We will explore the history of the maps including the the Sanborn Map Company which had a virtual monopoly by the 1920s. We will also identify where to access these maps and, using four case studies, illustrate how these maps can solve our genealogical problems and add context to the lives of our ancestors. All is eventually tied to the genealogical proof standard.
View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com
If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 42 minute recording of "Fire Insurance Maps: The Google Maps of Their Day" PLUS the after-webinar party is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.
Using Maps in Your Genealogy Research Legacy QuickGuide by Kathryn Lake Hogan - 2.95
Maps and atlases provide a visual depiction of not just a geographic location, but where our ancestors lived. These maps can also offer clues to how they lived, especially when data is plotted out: the location of workplaces and houses of worship in relation to homes, how far away other relatives lived, and more.
The Using Maps in Your Genealogy Research Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information to get you started including map and atlas terminology, research tips for using maps, map types and resources for accessing online maps from all over the world. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.