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RootsTech 2016

RT1553 - Family History takes Place: geography & genealogy

Session Description

How well do we understand the challenges and opportunities surrounding the intersection of geography and genealogy? This session explores some of these challenges and opportunities, breaking them down into three areas of focus: personal research, applications and services, and the family history industry as a whole. The personal research level examines the geographical context of our ancestors' lives. This includes historical places and jurisdictions, boundaries, geographic proximity and efforts to map family history. Considering family history applications and services, we look at culturally sensitive places, proximity versus jurisdiction, and historical changes to places. Looking at the entire industry, we will discuss data sharing implications (e.g. cross-system search, data synchronization, etc.). We also consider where the industry could go in terms of geographically-based capabilities.


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Intermediate
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1 hour