Dr. Melinda Kashuba – Using Maps in Genealogical Research

Meeting Information

Date: March 11, 2023
Pre-Meeting: 9:00 AM
Presentation: 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
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Presentation Description:

Maps obviously help us identify where a place is located. For genealogists, there are many other things maps can help us achieve: visualize past environments, document boundary changes, show the locations of cemeteries, churches, and schools, suggest migration routes, and assist us in critically analyzing records. A variety of maps that are helpful in genealogical research will be discussed as well as methods to locate them.

Meeting Schedule:

09:00-09:50 AM CST - Members Helping Members Pre-meeting
09:50-09:55 AM CST - Break
09:55-10:00 AM CST - Society Announcement
10:00-11:15 AM CST - Presentation and Q&A

Dr. Melinda Kashuba, Ph.D.

Melinda Kashuba 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 the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and a 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 Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Currently, she serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations in Shasta County and has over a decade of experience in community outreach, board development, and fundraising. In 2022, she served the Association of Professional Genealogists as a board member and chair of APG’s  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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