Exploring Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Barbara Henry


Sanborn fire insurance maps are a genealogy resource often overlooked by genealogists.

Although originally developed to assist insurance companies assess risk of coverage, these maps contain a wealth of information useful in family research.

This presentation will cover the history of Sanborn maps as well as where you can find them, how to read them and how to use them in your research.

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The Baltimore County Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 to help educate members in tracing their family ancestry, to collect and publish material related to genealogy, and to encourage the open exchange of genealogical ideas and experiences.

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