It's great to find the exact location or at least general area where you ancestors lived on a modern map, but that alone is only part of the story. Please join us ONLINE on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00PM to hear Olde Mecklenburg board member David McCorkle present Using Maps and Mapping Tools in Genealogy. In addition to helping find your ancestor's home, maps can provide clues to questions like where to find county and state records, who were their neighbors, what migration routes they used, why they might have settled in that area, what church they attended, where they are buried, what newspapers to search, and much more. David will discuss the many historical and modern maps available online, where to find them, and how to use them. He will also discuss and demonstrate various mapping tools that allow you to combine different types of maps and data to help with your research.
David McCorkle is a native of North Carolina who grew up in Charlotte, and has deep NC roots on many ancestral lines. His McCorkle ancestors first settled in Mecklenburg County in 1767. He created and maintains the free website http://nclandgrants.com
which contains data and images for over 200,000 NC land grants issued from 1663 to 1960. He has given lectures and webinars to national, state, and local audiences. He is President of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society, and is on the board of several other county societies.
Accessing the Meeting:
We will be using the popular Zoom software which runs on PCs and Macs, as well as mobile devices like tablets. It will be free for you to use. This meeting will be conducted like a webinar as opposed to an interactive meeting, so you do not need a microphone or video camera - just speakers and a screen.
We encourage you to test your device prior to the meeting to make sure the Zoom software works properly. To do this, go to https://zoom.us/test
and click [Join].
Due to technical limitations along with this being our first attempt, we are restricting this meeting to those with active or recently expired memberships. We will email detailed instructions including the meeting link on the day of the meeting.