Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Using Maps in Genealogical Research - register for Tuesday's BCG webinar by Sara A. Scribner, CG

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Every ancestor, at every moment, occupied a specific, physical location. Maps decode and amplify the significance of those locations by providing context and background information. This heavily illustrated lecture shows examples of the map types best-suited to genealogy, and the syllabus provides links to quality online sources for those maps.
 
Because maps are visual they can often make a  place more vivid and show our ancestors' lives in new ways. For example, maps show the land's fertility (soil map), the waterways (physical map), the closest courthouse (political map) and the neighboring farm's owner (cadastral map). Specialized maps can document battle history, locations of teen mothers, oceanic shipping routes, Chicago before and after the fire, and Africa's real size, to name only a few.
 
Maps, and other geographical tools, help with identify or relationship questions by augmenting or even starring in proof discussions. Proofs and case studies which relied on map evidence in rural and urban settings will be dissected and explained.

Join us, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Sara A. Scribner, CG for the live webinar Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter
SaraScribner-144x144Following a first career as a research librarian, manager and teacher, Sara A. Scribner, now owns Salt Lake-based Scribner Genealogy. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She has lectured on the local, regional and national level, most recently providing the 2017 Board for Certification of Genealogists' Education Fund Lecture "Make Your Case: Constructing and Writing Proof Discussions." She divides her own research activities between her mother's side, deep south Confederates and her father's long time New Brunswick descendants of Loyalists.

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