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Geography and genealogy : locating personal pasts

Author: Dallen J Timothy; Jeanne Kay Guelke
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Geographic information systems
Additional Physical Format: Geography and genealogy.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007025296
(OCoLC)153597728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dallen J Timothy; Jeanne Kay Guelke
ISBN: 9780754688983 0754688984 9780754670124 0754670120
OCLC Number: 318540503
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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.
Series Title: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Responsibility: edited by Dallen J. Timothy, Jeanne Kay Guelke.

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