Story: Genealogy and family history

Genealogical map (1st of 2)

Genealogical map

There are many computer programs which assist family historians to conceptualise their genealogical findings in graphic form, such as family trees. In this example, vital events data such as places and dates of births, marriages or deaths are displayed on a map of the British Isles. This allows researchers to map these events by geographical location and time.

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David Swain, 'Genealogy and family history - Researching genealogy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by David Swain, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018