Where Did They Live? Using Online Map Tools for Genealogy Research


An introductory overview to the benefits of using maps as tools for learning more about locating where your ancestors lived in  the United States. Participants will learn how to navigate the Alvin Sherman Library’s Digital Sanborn Maps collection from ProQuest, Google Earth and Google Maps.


Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in both public and academic libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Google Earth and Google Maps are online  map services that allows users to view basic or custom maps  view street level images, and get driving directions.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County's monthly meeting is held at the Alvin Sherman Library.

The GSBC will host only an open lab (12, noon - 2 p.m.) and the Genealogical Society of Broward County business meeting (which begins at 2 p.m.) on April 1.

Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Broward County.

Location: 2nd floor - Lab A ( Directions, Weather )

3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 USA

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Contact Info

Nora Quinlan

Phone: 054-262-4637
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