"Maps Galore: Finding & Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress" with Annette Burke Lyttle

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Time:10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Format: Virtual (Zoom) Program

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Cost: Free for Society members and the general public.

WNYGS Program 'Maps Galore: Finding & Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress' with Annette Burke Lyttle

Program Description: Maps are important resources for our genealogical research. They can place our ancestors on particular ground at a particular time and give us clues about how they lived and worked. Maps can help us understand who their neighbors were and how far they had to travel for goods, services, and activities. They can allow us to go and stand on their land or in front of their houses. And maps can help us understand migration and also whether a new record we uncover really belongs to our ancestor. The Library of Congress has over 435,000 maps, of which 56,350 are currently available online. Learn what this treasure trove contains and how to find maps useful for your research.

About the Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette leads Best Practices Study Groups for a number of organizations, providing in-depth education on the genealogical research process in an interactive setting. She is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.

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Last updated: January 2, 2023