Maps are an essential part of our everyday life. We consult them to
plot travel routes as we move from place to place, check them to
determine correct postal codes, verify boundaries, and use them in a
many other ways. Throughout history, maps have changed again and
again. Country and county boundaries moved, towns came under
different jurisdictions, and place names changed. As we use maps in
our genealogical research, it is essential to understand the geographical
history of an area and how boundaries and jurisdictions have changed.
These changes are important for determining who created what documents
and where these materials can now be found. Many genealogists hit
"dead ends" and waste inordinate amounts of time because they either
fail to understand the importance of properly using maps in their research
or they don't possess the skills.
This seminar presents and discusses a simple yet efficient methodology
and some resources to help you use maps to quickly and effectively locate
the right place to conduct your research.