Have you considered that maps might help you in your family research? Cobb County Genealogical Society is hosting a 1-day seminar with Melinda Shackleford Kashuba, Ph.D. Melinda holds a Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA and is the author of “Walking With Your Ancestors: A Genealogist Guide to Using Maps and Geography.”
The classes will cover: Heat Up Your Research with Fire Insurance Maps; Combing Every Mountain for Clues: Topographic Maps; Finding Immigrant Places of Origin Through the Use of Gazateers & Foreign Map Collections; and Using Civil War Maps to Tell Your Ancestor’s Story. Each of these classes uses unique maps that can often be very helpful in your personal research. The Sanborn Fire Maps can help with understanding how towns and buildings were laid out, and the Civil War Maps often listed farms by naming the owner.
The classes will run from 9 AM to 4:30 on Saturday, 28 March 2020 (lunch not included) at the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, 30060. The cost is $35 per person for members and $45 for non-members if registered by 14 March. The cost after 14 March is an extra $5.00 per person and you can also pay at the door.
For more information and to register, please see our website at www.CobbGaGenSoc.org/online_shopping1.htm.