Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
Oakland Family History Library Meeting Room
USING MAPS IN GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Speaker: Teresa Costa Fraser
Historical maps are fascinating to use in learning about places that existed in the past. They can be used to find the exact place your ancestors lived and to learn about the neighborhood or surrounding areas. Using historical maps with other sources such as vital records, censuses, city directories, tax lists, and land records can help you see your family's history from a different perspective.
Historical researcher and lecturer, Teresa Costa Fraser, will provide an overview of historical maps that can be used in genealogy research and discuss how to find them in libraries, archives, and on the internet. She will share examples of how she found historical maps of where her ancestors lived in the Azores, Virginia, Illinois, Mississippi and California,
Teresa holds an MBA and BS in Business and Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She was employed for many years as a market research analyst and at one time owned her own business, a marketing and business start-up consultancy. She presently owns and operates Retracing the Past, a genealogical research services firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She belongs to the National Genealogy Society and several other societies. She is Editor of the Roots Tracer Journal for the Amador-Livermore Genealogical Society.
Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center Library located 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA.
Guests are always welcome!