A workshop called Heating Up Your Research with Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps was presented at CGS by Melinda Kashuba on December 11, 2010. The information provided in this post comes from my notes taken in attendance at the workshop, and some statements have been quoted from the handout provided by Melinda.
Genealogists can use maps to recreate past landscapes. Access to Sanborn maps can be an expensive option if viewed in the comfort of your own home. Some libraries though have limited access to the collection including San Francisco Public Library if you have a library card.
|Sample Map accessed at sanborn.com|
|Image provided by the University of North Carolina Library website.|