Saturday, March 31, 2007

Liz Myers' talk on Maps today

"How to Read a Flat Map of Our Round Earth" was the program presented by Liz Stookesberry Myers to the Chula Vista Genealogical Society today. Liz sure knows a lot about maps, and she showed about 30 of them to us today! All the way from the standard state, county, township, etc. maps to specialized maps like Sanborn Maps (created to help the Fire Department fight fires) and crop maps. Her handout listed about 15 web sites that have online maps available to help you search for the locations of your ancestor's homes and towns.

Liz is the current President of Questing Heirs Genealogical Society in the Long Beach (CA) area. She and her husband took the opportunity to visit San Diego and have a little fun in addition to her fine presentation to CVGS.

I had lunch with Liz and her husband, and we talked about the challenges and opportunities facing our similar genealogy societies, and telling about our research experiences in our careers. There was much laughter, too - Liz and her husband are fun and happy folks, which I really appreciate.

I will be making a presentation to Questing Heirs at their May 20 program in Long Beach. If there are any Southern California societies that want to arrange a "home and home" trade of genealogy programs, please let me know (rjseaver(at) I'm game if you are!

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