On Monday, May 2, the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society will learn about "Locating Important Homes by Using All Sorts of Maps," from Tom Edwards, map librarian, at the Cleveland Public Library. He plans to show attendees how the CPL's Map Room can unlock any mysteries surrounding the location of ancestral home sites. I have used the CPL Map Room and I know it has a extensive collection of U.S. and foreign maps, domestic and military, that can provide important information to a genealogical research project. Guests are welcome at CVGS meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. in the Independence Civic Center, Independence, Ohio.
29 April 2011
Using Maps in Genealogical Research
Genealogists have always been fascinated by historic maps. In some cases, they actually show names of ancestors and where they lived. In all cases, they present a picture of a locality and its geographical details, which can be important in understanding the life and times of ancestors. Locally, genealogists have a couple of opportunities during the coming week to learn what maps are available and how to use them in their research.