Dane County Area Genealogical Society


DCAGS April Meeting - Using Maps for Genealogy

  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • Zoom meeting


Registration is closed

Find Your Ancestors:
Using Maps for Genealogy and Local History
with Lee Grady

Note date change - Saturday, April 15th

Learn about your ancestors and the history of Wisconsin communities through maps. You may be familiar with plat maps and Sanborn maps, but have you ever used field maps from the Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory? Have you used aerial photographs from 1937? Maps and related sources can help you find your ancestors' farms and residential houses. They can also give you a better sense of the communities they lived in, including schools, transportation routes, types of farming, Native American heritage, and the natural landscape.

Lee is a reference archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He has spoken on a variety of topics related to the Historical Society's Library and Archives collections, including genealogy, local history, general archival research, maps, military records, state institutions (prisons, asylums, etc.), the Draper Collection, and the McCormick Collection.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: April 15, 2023 11:00 AM
Central Time

If you are a member, be sure to use your membership email address when registering. If you are shown as a guest instead of a member and charged $10, please contact website@dcags.org.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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