The map I chose to overlay on Google Earth was one of Brooklyn in 1906. I ‘googled’ historic maps of Brooklyn, and this was one of the most detailed I could find. I had never used Google Earth before and thought I would be able to simply place it over the existing burrow.
I was able to line up FT. Green Park, one of the largest in the area with the 1906 map. Though, even when I lessened the transparency, I could not match up the roads or many other land monuments. I feel with practice I will be able to better grasp this system of placing historical data over current maps used city to city.
Here is a screenshot: