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Mind Mapping and its Place in Organizing and Guiding your Genealogical Research


Linda Hammond introduces you to the skill of mind mapping in relation to genealogical research.

Mind maps are not a new invention; they have been around for centuries. They are basically a hierarchical diagram used to visually organise information. Mind maps can be as simple or complex as you want them to be, however they help organise your planning and thought processes by visually mapping the information.

Linda explores how they can be used at each stage in your research: planning, problem-solving, reporting and even writing up. She uses practical examples to show how mind maps are invaluable in breaking down brick walls. She also demonstrates how they can clearly show up conflicting data issues in your research or gaps in your research plans.

Once you add mind mapping to your skill set, you’ll find it invaluable.


About the speaker: Linda Hammond holds a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Genealogical, Palaeograpic and Heraldic Studies, and a Higher Certificate in Genealogy (IHGS). She has over 30 years experience in genealogical research working with private individuals and companies.

She had worked as a genealogical tutor for many years and organised research trips. She has also set up a website allowing people to search for their ancestors in the records of the Devon & Exeter Reformatory and Industrial Schools for boys.

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