Meeting Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors

Presented by Tina Beaird

Our ancestors traveled so much, if not more, than we do today.  Explore what types of maps and property records exist for pinpointing your ancestor’s whereabouts across the United States, from plat maps to Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to Google maps.

Tina Beaird is the Genealogy & Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library.  She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University.  Tina has won multiple research and digitization grants to preserve and digitize historic documents and photographs. Tina lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including genealogical research, photo preservation and archival preservation.  Tina has offered professional assistance to researchers for over 10 years and occasionally, still finds time to conduct her own family research, which she has been pursuing for over twenty years.