Friday, 12 February 2016

BIFHSGO Workshop: Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists

A reminder about registration this BIFHSGO workshop with James F.S. Thomson. Seats are limited with only 22 places left.  Registration closes March 1st. Do it now to avoid disappointment.

Registration is only available online through the members only section of the BIFHSGO website,

There will be no facilities to register at the meeting this Saturday and no registrations will be accepted by hand. However, if you have already registered and want to pay by cheque, Saturday's meeting provides an easy opportunity to hand your payment to Susan McKenzie at the BIFHSGO table in the lobby.

Here's the detail.

BIFHSGO Workshop: Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists
    5 March 2016 with James F.S. Thomson
This full day workshop will explore sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing. Participants first 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 demonstrations and hands-on exercises, 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, tailored to the needs of the compiler and incorporating data derived from different sources. Above all, 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, either as research aids or in communicating project outcomes. Resources and examples used in the workshop will be chosen with British Isles research in mind, although the principles and techniques described will be independent of geography.
This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists who are comfortable using computers and navigating the internet. Having a Google account would be an advantage with respect to part of the workshop, but is not a prerequisite.
Instructor: James F.S. Thomson
James F. S. Thomson has designed and taught over 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 the four-session course Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists. For these courses and in his articles and presentations at conferences and workshops (including workshops on maps and mapping at the 2014 and 2015 OGS conferences), as well as in his capacity as a University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies instructor, James draws on over thirty years of experience of family and local history research.
This workshop will be held at Algonquin College from 9:30 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 5th of March and will cost $60, including breaks and lunch.

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