Monday, November 29, 2010

Breaking Down Brick Walls with Location Based Genealogy

I was fortunate to attend three workshops on Location Based Genealogy conducted by Mr. Bernie Gracy during the recent 2010 Atlanta Family History Expos. Now Mr. Gracy has placed some of his talk on YouTube.

Enjoy!

Breaking Down Brick Walls with Location Based Genealogy (Part 1 of 3)


Breaking Down Brick Walls with Location Based Genealogy (Part 2 of 3)


Breaking Down Brick Walls with Location Based Genealogy (Part 3 of 3)

16 comments:

Randy Seaver said...

Thank you, Dru. Very interesting. I had not heard Bernie speak before.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thank you for sharing this, Dru! I've saved this post and will look at the videos tonight.

GeneaDiva said...

Enjoyed these presentations very much. Thanks for posting, Dru.

Kristin said...

interesting. i think i have been doing this without knowing it had a name.

Anonymous said...

Really interesting and makes sense. I have learned a lot. Helen M

Cara Scott Hancox said...

This is very useful information for all of us to gain more information about who our ancestors were through the power of location.

Cara Scott Hancox said...

The third lecture us of special interest to me with my grandmother's line. Everyone was friendly. Toronto West - living within a couple of miles of each other. Of special interest is one uncle who left Canada and his family, changed his name, left his wife from the same district in Toronto,for the U.S. Now,I will check marriage recordsin the U.S. to see if he remarried there.

Cara Scott Hancox said...

Good for you.

Kam said...

Most excellent presentation by Mr Bernie Gracey! Very informative and deeply touching. Thank you for sharing your fabulous work.

Unknown said...

Most excellent! Thank you.

Pedro Henrique said...

Thank you very much for these videos! I'm learning methods of genealogical research and your material helped me to gain insight!

Unknown said...

Geodemography - fascinating thank you.

Anonymous said...

I was using spatial and locational aspects of genealogy before the Internet facilitated research. It makes absolute sense to get to know the topography of where your ancestors lived and also the connections between groups of people with different surnames. Very thought provoking. Thanks you.

CC said...

Very interesting, thank you!

CC said...

Interesting- thank you!

Janice from UK said...

This was very interesting and I could certainly see how this would help me in my search! My mum’s family cane from Northern Ireland and I have now found census in 1901 & 1911 and it was great to see other people in neighbouring houses with same surnames! They could be relations and I will research this further. Thank you for your help, some of my family moved to Scotland and now I can use your information to find out why? Possibly the Irish famine, but could be other reasons.
Thanks for great videos.