July General Meeting: My Maps Visualizing Your Ancestors’ Lives

July 19, 2022 @ 5:45 pm – 7:50 pm
Grant Brimhall Thousand Oaks Library
1401 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks

My Maps Visualizing Your Ancestors’ Lives
Presented by
Linda Debe – The Sleepless Genealogist

Part of the Google app package, Google My Maps gives us a way to visualize our ancestors’ lives, from migration patterns, cemetery locations, and trip planning, to help decide if documents and facts are really plausible for an ancestor. Learn the basic features of Google My Maps and
start visualizing your ancestors. Effectively using maps give a helpful perspective to help your family better understand where your ancestor came from and where they lived.

Linda Dede, “the Sleepless Genealogist”, is a lecturer, writer, and lifelong student with over 40 years of genealogy research experience.  She is a member of several genealogy societies and has attended both conferences and week-long institutions. She is currently enrolled with National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the creator of the free genealogy calendar on Google. She has many genealogy passions, but after taking a few maps courses and attending the free maps webinars offered, she has developed a passion for maps and land records. The organization of records she finds runs a close behind. She has presented a few times at local society meetings and has developed several short how-to videos on YouTube

Shirley Vivion, as an associate, highly recommends Linda due to her ability to illustrate clearly how her technology skills can be readily used by you, our members.

Doors open at 5:45 pm. The meeting is open to guests. If you are not a member and would like more information, please email CVGSEvents20@gmail.com.

NOTE: After this topical program, you’ll have a chance to practice using Google My Maps, then bring questions to the CVGS Computer Interest Group (CIG) when Linda Debe will join us again on Friday, August 5th at 2:30 pm Pacific time via Zoom. Please see the details on the CIG events page.  If you are not a CIG member, contact CVGSresearch@gmail.com for a link to this CIG workshop.”