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Part Number: WXLANDMAPS_

Price: $9.95
Land ownership maps in this country are generally focused on the county level. Produced largely in the nineteenth-century in single sheet or atlas format, they were sold by subscription and also developed to commemorate events such as the centennial of the American Revolution. Though advances in printing such as lithography increased availability, maps were still expensive. Consequently, they likely will be found in more affluent areas. Property owners can also be found on military maps and other government published maps. Land ownership and residence can often be determined by correlating city directories with fire insurance maps.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 26, 2017. 1 hour 46 minutes plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXFIREMAP_

Price: $9.95
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.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 20, 2016. 1 hour 42 minutes, plus 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXMAPMAD_

Price: $9.95
Learn where to find historical maps online and off. Discover mapping tools that help us understand our ancestors' migration patterns and how they lived. Learn about Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapCruncher, AniMap, and more.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on November 18, 2015. 1 hour 48 minutes, plus 1 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXMAPSAFR_

Price: $9.95
This session will illustrate how geography can tell you things unknown about your ancestral community and help provide a critical background for the family narrative.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on September 25, 2015. 1 hour 37 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXPLATTING_

Price: $9.95
Pictures are worth a thousand words, they say. Looking at the property descriptions in some deeds, that word count seems accurate! Certainly, a compass and graph paper still work fine. However, software tools add power and flexibility in the platting of property and creation of maps to aid in your research. Presented in plain English, this presentation focuses on a number of tools to help you plat property descriptions using both proprietary and open source software.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on August 12, 2015. 1 hour 54 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts.
Part Number: WXGOOGERTH_

Price: $9.95
In this extremely popular class Google Earth Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you how to unlock mysteries in your research: from unidentified photographs, to how an ancestral location looked a hundred years ago or more, to plotting homesteads precisely using land patent legal descriptions. You’ll learn how to interpret the genealogical records you already have in new and exciting ways using layers, overlays, forensic analysis, and little known online tech tools. You will be amazed to discover that Google Earth is one of the best free genealogical tools available!
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on March 5, 2014. 1 hour 31 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthly or annual membership.