This session will focus on the application of location in genealogical research to break down brick walls and getting a deeper understanding for how your ancestors lived their lives. A new approach for location based research will be presented as well as multiple case studies of its successful application. These case studies will include cemetery research, land records and historical maps, census records, and the impact of geography on genealogy as expressed in our DNA. An additional case study will be presented of how the application of location based genealogy has yielded a surprising direction to cracking a real brick wall from the early 19th century.
12th–13th November 2010