Description: See how to built interactive and attractive-looking maps of places our ancestors lived, which can provide us additional insights about their lives.
The presenter will introduce free, mostly online mapping services and show how to combine old maps from various timeframes, current maps, and location information (from gedcom files, grave databases, land owners registers, etc.). The resulting combined map shows our ancestors visually in a new way. One example of such a map is here: www.polishgen.com/kulaszne.
Presenter: Zbigniew Stettner has 10 years of experience researching in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. He works as a guide for people looking for their family roots (PolishGen.com). He speaks Polish, English, and Russian, and has experience teaching at the university level and speaking at international conferences.