Genealogists learn that many families cannot be found in census records and that many women get referred to only by their married name. They know that solving mysteries means gathering clues and analyzing those clues until patterns appear and often, miraculously, discoveries are made.
A favorite technique used by many is to analyze the friends, neighbors, and associates of your research subject. HistoryGeo.com makes this an easy task. It lays out, in a single-map, 12.5 million original U.S. landowners among 30 states. Frontier neighborhoods are mapped out for your immediate inspection and if your people are found in the areas HistoryGeo has mapped, you are off to the races.
In this session, Greg Boyd will show both how to use the tools that HistoryGeo offers and specifically how he has made multiple discoveries in his own research that would not have been feasibly possible any other way.
About our Speaker
Greg Boyd is President of Arphax Publishing Co. (www.arphax.com), and designer of the award-winning subscription service, HistoryGeo.com. He has designed large scale database systems for over 30 years, and is an avid cartographer, historian, and genealogist. His passion for bringing new technologies to answer historical questions drives his daily work. He works alongside Vicki Boyd, his wife of 35 years.
Greg earned both B.A. (Political Science) and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He is a licensed attorney.