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Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists

When:
November 6, 2014 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
2014-11-06T18:15:00-05:00
2014-11-06T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Canada
Cost:
$80 ($70 for OGS members)
Contact:
Toronto Branch OGS

A FOUR-WEEK COURSE STARTING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 AND CONTINUING ON THE FOLLOWING THREE WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 12, 19 AND 26

This course is now fully subscribed.

This 4-week course, designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists, explores sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing, and demonstrates that the current generation of genealogists has no need to feel limited to availing themselves of static maps created by others.

We start with a brief introduction to some terrific (and perhaps little-known or under-appreciated) resources in local libraries and archives, and then discuss a new generation of remarkable online sites demonstrating or permitting the integration of maps and other data. The major part of the course considers how a variety of mapping and other tools can be used creatively and effectively in genealogical projects, enabling the user 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, and the principles and techniques described will be independent of geography.

Instructor: James F.S. Thomson
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.

Transportation
The Toronto Reference Library is on Yonge Street one block north of Bloor Street. The best transportation method is by subway to the Bloor/Yonge subway station. Parking in the area is extremely limited.

The Toronto Reference Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org

For our policies regarding registration and refunds, please see our policies page. Please note: A registrant who withdraws from a course or workshop before the start date will receive a full refund minus a $5 administration fee. All fee refunds will be paid by cheque issued by the Branch Treasurer.

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