07 June 2007

Maps on the menu in Salt Lake City

The resource room at the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a great map display. And you can take home prints of the ones you need!

Generation Maps, an event vendor, will make it easy to do this.

Everyone wants maps of their ancestral towns and countries. Bring your digital camera, take a picture of the map in the resource room and Generation Maps will reproduce it in small, medium or large scale, for a fee.

The Resource Room will feature a great collection of maps on loan from the Family History Library. Among them: German Grossblatt series, Austrian Pre-WWI Military Map Series, and the Polish Series Mapa Polski from between the wars. Normally these are only available in microfilm, but the resource room will have the actual maps, which provide significantly detailed Eastern European coverage.

The room's computers will offer various map sites to search as well, and you can download them to a USB drive -- so don't forget to bring yours. You can also take your USB drive to Generation Maps' booth and they may be able to print from that as well.

For more information about Generation Maps, click here. For conference information, click here.

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