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# Monday, September 10, 2012
Prepare to Plot Your Ancestors
Posted by Tyler

Lisa Louise Cooke is both an author and podcaster extraordinaire. She produces the Genealogy Gems podcast, as well as the official podcast of Family Tree Magazine. In this guest post, she writes an open letter to those considering coming to her sessions for Family Tree University’s Fall Virtual Conference:

In the real estate world they say it’s all about Location, Location, Location! And the same holds true in the Genealogy world. Location is a key element in understanding the context of our ancestor’s lives and obtaining coveted genealogical documents. What better way to zero in on a location than with maps? My class Best Websites for Finding Historical Maps delivers the goods in a big way!

If you have ever listened to my show The Genealogy Gems Podcast at http://www.genealogygems.com then you know that maps, and working with them in programs like Google Earth, is one of my specialties. Historical maps offer an exciting way to do your own genealogical time travel. Please join me in a map-packed half hour that will provide you the best resources for obtaining FREE downloadable historical maps that will take you back to the time, and place, of your ancestors. See you in class!

NOTE:Act quickly—the conference starts this Friday, Sept. 14! Register now for the Fall Virtual Conference and save $40 with coupon code FRIENDSOFLISACOOKE.



Family Tree University | Genealogy Events | Historical maps
Monday, September 10, 2012 4:16:24 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:23:22 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
On my popular detecting blog, I recently posted a guide to using Maprika to help with field research in metal detecting using smartphones. It turns out that many genealogy enthusiasts have been contacting me and using it - as I've learned they also seek house sites, church locations and more. My guide complements Google Earth and the other resources you have in your site, but does not replace them.

I'd like to submit this to you to review. I would be flattered if you linked to my guide (somewhere more visible than this comment) for your readers to enjoy. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to collaborate on a variation of this post suited to your audience. I've no commercial goals.

http://detecting.us/2012/10/30/using-maprika-for-metal-detecting/
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