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Kinseekers - Spinning a Story Using Sanborn Maps
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Company created maps of small towns and large cities in the United States to calculate premiums for fire insurance. Such maps have a second life as a tool for genealogists to describe the neighborhoods and homes where their ancestors lived and to tell nuanced stories about their lives.

This session will cover: 1) a brief history of the fire insurance maps; 2) a step-by-step lesson about how to interpret the maps; 3) where to find Sanborn maps; 4) how to constuct citations for them; 5) how to use the maps to spin your stories.

Jane Neff Rollins is professional genealogist, writer, and national speaker. She is an alumna of the 18-month Professional Genealogy (ProGen) Study Group program, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Forensic Genealogy Institute. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she uses her Russian language skills to specialize in researching client ancestors who came from the former Russian Empire.

May 14, 2022 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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