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*Added Session* Using Maps in Genealogical Research: Digital Mapping with Google Earth and Google Maps

  • 4 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Additional Session Added

**Special Tech Members Only Webinar**

Genealogists are great consumers of maps to help them locate places, trip plan, and even assist in analysis of genealogical data.  At some point, you may want to create your own maps to use in the field, in publications, presentations, or simply to show off to your family.  This session describes how to use two free applications:  Google Earth Pro and Google Maps to create your own map masterpieces.

Melinda Kashuba, PhD is a professional genealogist and owner of Kashuba Research Services, a genealogical and historical research company. Her popular book, Walking with Your Ancestors: A Genealogist’s Guide to Using Maps and Geography, joins a long list of articles in numerous genealogical magazines and other publications. She is a Course Coordinator and faculty member at Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and faculty member at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

Her genealogical specialties include 19th century and contemporary genealogical records in California including maps and land records.  She holds a PhD in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles and has taught geography for fifteen years at Shasta College. 

Melinda is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Shasta Historical Society, and Shasta County Genealogical Society. She served as a Registrar for two local chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

When not working on genealogy, she is raising money to rebuild a children’s outdoor education school in Shasta County damaged in the disastrous Carr Fire in 2018. 

Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The meet-up will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.

Note: This webinar is FREE for CGS members ONLY. Limit to 35 spots and then a waitlist. The video and handout will be available on the CGS website in the members only section for 30 days after the webinar.  

Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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