HistoryForge: Mapping Your Family History (Virtual Program)

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Date(s) - 05/02/2023
2:30 pm

110 N Tioga st
Ithaca, New York 14850


HistoryForge: Mapping Your Family History (Virtual Program) w/ Eve Snyder

WHEN: Tuesday May 2nd at 2:30pm

WHERE: Virtual

PRESENTER: Eve Snyder, HistoryForge Project Director

Register for free on The History Center website

HistoryForge began with the idea of using historic maps as portals to information about a community. Its integration of historic maps, census information, photographs and archival documents provides a unique way for people to visualize and explore their local history through the people who lived there and the buildings and neighborhoods they lived in. HistoryForge also enables family historians to explore the community context which helped shaped the lives of their ancestors. HistoryForge began in Ithaca, NY in 2016 at The History Center in Tompkins County. Its founders wanted to develop a platform that could be replicated in communities across the United States. Since 2020 it has expanded in Tompkins County and to other communities in New York and beyond.

Join Eve Snyder, HistoryForge’s Director, to learn more about this unique project and how to get involved. Eve Snyder, PhD Eve Snyder is the Historian at The History Center in Tompkins County (THC) and the Project Director for THC’s open-source community digital history project, HistoryForge. During her graduate studies, she developed a passion for the digital humanities as a tool for increasing public engagement in history.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Genealogy Center. 

About HistoryForge

HistoryForge is a digital history project from The History Center in Tompkins County which combines historic maps and photos with census records of the people who lived in Ithaca, creating a way to visualize the history of Ithaca in the early 1900s. Learn more about the project here and the start of our database creation.

Not available Saturdays but interested?
Contact Eve at HistoryForge@thehistorycenter.net

The HistoryForge project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

The HistoryForge: Mapping Census Data to Visualize Local History grant was awarded in 2022-2024 through NEH’s Digital Humanities Advancement Grant program. The project was also selected to receive funding through NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative.

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