Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories

Emily Sienkiewicz

Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. In this lecture, genealogist Ari Wilkins will demonstrate ways to build a map using Sanborn Fire insurance maps, census records, and city directories in Google Maps. For details see

Genealogy Series: US Federal Census: 1900-1950

Amanda Meeks

With the advent of the 20th century, new immigration patterns, and a growth in government agencies, more questions were added to the US Federal Decennial Census and then removed. Learn what questions were asked, and how to find your ancestors in these documents. This is a hybrid in-person/online event. You can attend in-person at the Headquarters Library, or you can participate virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please use the link below to register for this program: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. For details see