I read on Eastman’s blog today that the Newberry Library announced a new website, ChicagoAncestors.org. I went to take a look and I am very excited by this new site! Do I have any families I’m working on from Chicago? No. So, why am I so psyched?
The reason I like this site so much is because of the integration of a map with family history, genealogy and historical information. You can look at the map and see where relevant items are based on geographic location. I think this is excellent! While not all sources would lend themselves to such discreet mapping (i.e. specific street location), I think this idea has great potential. If you haven’t taken a look at the site, I highly suggest it.