11 April 2013

BIFHSGO April Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00-9:30 Before BIFHSGO Educational Talk
How you doing Harold? Conceptions and Misconceptions of Heraldry for Genealogists by Darrel Kennedy
9:15-10:00 am Discovery Tables - Discover Your Library with Marlene Lascelle
10:00-11:30 Monthly Meeting Speaker
Maps and Mapping for the Twenty-First Century Genealogist
by James F.S. Thomson
Genealogists know that maps can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing in different and important ways. The current generation of genealogists, however, has no need to feel limited to availing themselves of static maps created by others. There are exciting developments for us on two fronts. Remarkable new online sites demonstrate or permit the integration of maps and other data, and even quite simple mapping and other tools enable the user to create unique maps and plans, tailored to the needs of the compiler and incorporating data derived from different sources. In this presentation, James will visit some of these sites, and show how such tools can be used creatively and effectively in genealogical projects. A Q&A with James tells us how maps have enhanced his family story.
About the Speaker
James F.S. Thomson has designed and taught over a dozen very popular advanced and expert-level family history courses co-sponsored by Toronto Branch OGS and the Toronto Public Library. For these courses and in his articles and presentations at conferences and workshops, 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.
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Come early and browse our Discovery Tables. Meet with family history experts. Free parking is available in the lots east of the building only on Saturdays. Do not use the lot west of the building.

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