“Using Sanborn and Baist Maps for Genealogical Research”
Monthly Program of Genealogical Society of Marion County
September 13th at 1:00 pm
Pike Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library
6525 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Fire insurance maps were originally created by companies needing a better way to determine risk from fire and therefore value of insurance offerings. Highly detailed maps each include symbols, labels, and colors which describe all bits of information related to fire risk about a structure and its neighbors.
Today these maps are used by scholars and researchers in such fields as history, genealogy, urban geography, architectural history and preservation, ethnic studies, and urban archaeology. Learn more about using Sanborn Fire Insurance in your own genealogical research.
Highlighted will be the digital Indianapolis Sanborn maps and Baist real estate atlases freely accessible via IUPUI University Library.
Our featured speaker, Kristi L. Palmer, is the Director of the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. She earned a B.A. in History from Ball State University in 1999 and a Master in Library Science from Indiana University in 2001.She has worked professionally in the arena of digital collection organization and metadata creation for 13 years supporting the creation of faculty, student, and community-driven digital scholarship and cultural heritage collections.