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Geography and genealogy [electronic resource] : locating personal pasts / edited by Dallen J. Timothy, Jeanne Kay Guelke.

Contributor(s): Timothy, Dallen J | Guelke, Jeanne Kay.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Heritage, culture, and identity: Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008Description: 1 online resource (190 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780754688983 (electronic bk.); 0754688984 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Genealogy | Geography -- Research -- Methodology | Historical geography -- Methodology | Geographic information systems | Genealogy -- Computer network resources | Genealogy -- Social aspects | Information technology -- Social aspects | Geography | Historical geography | Information technology | REFERENCE -- Genealogy & HeraldryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Geography and genealogy.DDC classification: 929/.1072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; 1 Locating Personal Pasts: An Introduction; PART I: TOOLS, SOURCES, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHY AND FAMILY HISTORY; 2 The Unfolding Tale of Using Maps in Genealogical Research; 3 Genealogy, Historical Geography, and GIS: Parcel Mapping, Information Synergies, and Collaborative Opportunities; 4 A Genealogy of Environmental Impact Assessment; 5 Knitting the Transatlantic Bond: One Woman's Letters to America, 1860-1910; 6 Remaking Time and Space: The Internet, Digital Archives and Genealogy; PART II: GENEALOGY AS A CULTURAL PRACTICE.
Summary: This volume is possibly the first ever book to address the geographical and scholarly aspects of Genealogy. It highlights tools and information sources used by geographers and their application to family history research. Furthermore, it examines family history as a socio-cultural practice, including the activities of tourism, archival research and DNA testing.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; 1 Locating Personal Pasts: An Introduction; PART I: TOOLS, SOURCES, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHY AND FAMILY HISTORY; 2 The Unfolding Tale of Using Maps in Genealogical Research; 3 Genealogy, Historical Geography, and GIS: Parcel Mapping, Information Synergies, and Collaborative Opportunities; 4 A Genealogy of Environmental Impact Assessment; 5 Knitting the Transatlantic Bond: One Woman's Letters to America, 1860-1910; 6 Remaking Time and Space: The Internet, Digital Archives and Genealogy; PART II: GENEALOGY AS A CULTURAL PRACTICE.

This volume is possibly the first ever book to address the geographical and scholarly aspects of Genealogy. It highlights tools and information sources used by geographers and their application to family history research. Furthermore, it examines family history as a socio-cultural practice, including the activities of tourism, archival research and DNA testing.

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