Mapping Your Ancestors’ Travels

When researching your family’s history, you may find your ancestors traveled far from home or relocated to new neighborhoods or across the world. To visualize these historical routes, you can use maps, passenger lists, newspapers, and travel guides to recreate their journeys.

Join librarian Jo-Ann Wong from The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library, to learn how to use these types of materials when researching historical travels and how to search for these materials within NYPL’s collections.

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The photo credit for the NY State map is:
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1858). Map of the rail-roads of the State of New York. Retrieved from


Jun 06 2023


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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