Sanborn maps not only help you locate your family — their greatest utility lies in decoding your ancestors' lives. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or novice, this session will help you to get the most out of these unique maps that cover over 12,000 towns and cities across the United States from the 1880s to the 1950s.
Michelle L. Spencer, owner of RomaMaryGrace, is a historian & professional genealogist specializing in business research, material culture, pandemics, National Register of Historic Places, military, and government records. She loves doing research and collecting old things. She has co-authored more than fifty nominations to the National Historic Register and her genealogical clients included the television shows Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. She and her husband live in Millbrook, AL. Her website is: romamarygrace.com.