Putting Family History on the Map





Jun 29, 2022


6:00 EDT



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How can historic maps be used for genealogical research? What sorts of clues do maps provide for piecing together local history?

In this edition of the Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History Lecture Series, LMEC Assistant Curator of Digital & Participatory Geography Ian Spangler and Public Engagement Coordinator Megan Nally will discuss the use of historic maps for genealogical research. This talk will also feature a demonstration of the Map Center’s Atlascope tool, which overlays historic maps on top of modern-day ones so you can easily compare past and present.

We hope you’re able to join us!

The Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History Lecture Series shares information about the history of Boston and its diverse neighborhoods along with tips and guides for those beginning their own genealogical research.

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