Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke
Duration: 30 minutes
YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:
- You want to learn more about your ancestral village and its surrounding geography
- You value historical maps as a form of art and as a supplement to your family research
- You have an interest in historical maps but don’t know how to find them, where to find them or what to do with them
Every genealogist assumes the position of ancestral-line cartographer, so when it comes to charting family history it stands to reason that historical maps are a must-have. With a mouse as your compass, presenter Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you about the best online resources for exploring these artifacts.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- The best websites for finding historical maps and how to use them
- Strategies for finding the right map for your research
- How to download and use historical maps
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Lisa Louise Cooke is the producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an audio and video genealogy show available in iTunes and online. In addition, Lisa hosts the monthly Family Tree Magazine Podcast (listen online or in iTunes) and videocasts for Family History Expos, a series of genealogy conferences.
She is a national genealogy speaker, and author of the books How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, as well as the Genealogy Gems News Blog. She regularly contributes instructional articles and videos to Family Tree Magazine, too, especially on tech topics.