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Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society


Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society courses@torontofamilyhistory.org www.torontofamilyhistory.org

Co-sponsored by the Toronto Reference Library

Course Dates

Held over four Thursdays: November 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2013  6:15 - 8:15 pm
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Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

(Subway: Bloor-Yonge Station)
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Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists 

This 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.


This course is full. 

Please e-mail courses@torontofamilyhistory.org to go on a waiting list.

Toronto Branch runs a regular program of courses in a wide variety of subjects for genealogists at all levels of expertise. Visit our courses page for more information.

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