Sunday, February 21, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy- Week 8

Here's the next weekly installment of a year-long series of tips to sharpen your genealogy skills, developed by Amy Coffin at the WeTree blog, and hosted by Geneabloggers. The tips issued so far have all been great ones - if you are following along and trying out the exercises, please share your experiences in a comment, and let everyone know what you find!

Here's the Week 8 Challenge:
Discover online map collections. Historical maps are wonderful tools for historical research. Fortunately for genealogists, many map collections are located online. Some of the more prominent collections are: the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress, the David Rumsey Map Collection, and the Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. Take some time to browse each of these collections. You may also want to check the library web site of your local university (or one near your ancestral home) to see what maps they may have online. If you have a genealogy blog, write about any special maps you find during this activity.
This challenge runs from Saturday, 20 February 2010 through Friday, 26 February 2010.

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