Tuesday, 2 February 2016

BIFHSGO Members Exclusive: Maps and Mapping for 21st-Century Genealogists

My registration is already in for the workshop Maps and Mapping for 21st-Century Genealogists on Saturday, March 5, 2016 to be given by James F.S. Thomson.
This full-day workshop will explore sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools, available online, can contribute to family history research, analysis, and writing. Participants will learn about a new generation of remarkable online sites permitting the integration of maps and other data. The majority of the workshop will concentrate on learning, through experiential means, how a variety of mapping and other tools can be used creatively and effectively in genealogical projects.

The workshop will enable participants to create unique maps and plans, tailored to the needs of the compiler and incorporating data derived from different sources. Resources and examples used in the course will be drawn from different jurisdictions with an emphasis on the British Isles. The principles and techniques described will be independent of geography. This workshop will demonstrate that the current generation of genealogists has no need to limit themselves to the use of static maps created by others.

This course is designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists with good computer skills and knowledge navigating the internet.
The instructor is James F. S. Thomson from Toronto who has been of considerable help in my research. He has designed and taught more than a dozen advanced and expert-level family history courses co-sponsored by Toronto Branch OGS and the Toronto Public Library, including three sold-out runs of a series of four two-hour session courses Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists.

The workshop will be held at Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building B, Room B351.
March 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I believe there's free parking on Saturday.

BIFHSGO members log on to the member only section at www.bifhsgo.ca and follow the link.

A note about cost. $60 includes lunch, two breaks and the use of Algonquin's computer lab so no need to bring your laptop. It promises to be excellent value.

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