Saturday, October 15, 2005

Talk about the Sanborn maps

Skip CulleitonOn Monday, October 17, at 7:00 PM, Skip Culleiton will give a talk to the Tarentum Genealogical Society about the Sanborn maps.

The Sanborn maps were made around the early part the 20th Century for use by insurance companies. Updated every few years they showed the locations of houses, the type of construction, and the use of the building. Culleiton will explain a number of ways genealogists can use these maps to come to a better knowledge and understanding of their ancestors.

Culleiton has made copies of a number of the Sanborn maps for communities in the Alle-Kiski Valley and has donated these copies to the Alle-Kiski Historical Society, located in Tarentum.

This talk will take place in the social hall of the Central Presbyterian Church of Tarentum, and is open to all who are interested.

Update 10-15-05. The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. is still in business today providing similar services. Digital Sanborn Maps from 1867-1970 are available online on a subscription basis.

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