A Deep Dive into the Map Collections of the Library of Congress

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Sep 23, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 15s
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Introduction
2m 53s
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The Holdings
12m 08s
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Portal to G&M
5m 46s
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Online Collections
19m 05s
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Special Format Maps
3m 31s
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Case Study
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Finding Aids
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
4m 48s

About this webinar

The library holds the world’s largest collection of maps—over 5.2 million maps according to their website. This webinar will describe the collections most valuable for genealogical research. We are going to explore the online resources and how they can help our research. Exploring the phenomenal learning resources is also on the agenda. We will also talk about finding aids, research guides, reproduction capabilities, and alternative ways to access the map collections. Lastly, we will discuss the resources that are only available onsite, such as the cartographic library, cartographic exhibits, and other unique holdings.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, a retired colonel who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is the immediate past president of BCG. He coordinates the Advanced Land course and the Usin
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  1. FJ
    Faith Jaycox
    5 days ago

    The presentation opened up many new avenues of map research–thank you!

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  2. VW
    Vicky Walker
    5 days ago

    I have not used a lot of maps before. I have a new experience to try. Thank you

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  3. CD
    Clara Draganowski
    5 days ago

    Wonderful Thanks

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  4. VR
    Vicki Rush
    5 days ago

    Fun! I’m excited about finding my ancestors in their own neighborhoods. FUN!!

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  5. WR
    William Robinson
    5 days ago

    Very well done,Thank You

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  6. MD
    Mary D. Gilmore
    5 days ago

    Very encouraging for use on our computers. I was born too early to make use of a trip ro Washington D.C. but oh how I wish I could. One more I am Thankful for living in this Technical age! Thank You! and for your Service, my son did the same thing retiring in 2006.

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  7. JM
    Jean Mayo
    5 days ago

    Opened up a whole new world of genealogical exploration for me. Thank you for a great presentation!

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  8. JD
    Jason Dougherty
    5 days ago

    Thorough and informative!

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