Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:
In this episode:
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips: Mapping Strategies
- 101 Best Websites: HistoryGeo
- Family Tree University: Google Earth for Genealogists
- Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Read Diane’s tips for using the David Rumsey Historical Maps website.
Read all of Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider blog.
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.
What You’ll Learn:
- what maps are in the book, and what you can use them for
- all about the David Rumsey site, the source for many maps in the book
- index in the back of the book gives you the info to look them up online (great for zooming in)
- tips and pointers for using the Rumsey collection
- value of the book is having maps with you in printed format for quick reference and research purposes, so you can see the big picture of how things changed over the years
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.
Tyler turns the tables and interviews Lisa about using the free Google Earth program for family history.
Family Tree University offers the course Google Earth for Genealogists to help you map your family history. Here is what you’ll learn:
- How to save, share and organize information in Google Earth
- How to overlay historical maps
- How to plot your ancestor’s homestead
- How to create a virtual “family history tour” to share with others