What is an Ancestral History Cartographer?

 Cartographer: one who produces maps.

When ancient mariners returned from their voyages of discovery, they turned their records and logs over to monastic type individuals (map makers, cartographers) who would turn that data into maps which other mariners would use on subsequent journeys to the same regions.

When those mariners returned, they turned their new records and logs over to same monastic type individuals who would then use the new data to make corrections and improvements to those maps, and then produce new maps that other mariners would use on subsequent journeys to the same regions.

That’s similar to what I have been doing digitally with a vast wealth of professionally recorded history for over a decade.

Over the centuries many have journeyed to ancestral regions and brought back their findings. I am comparing and distilling those findings, digitally connecting the dots of recorded history according to where the experts say they should be connected, and producing new maps of generation-by-generation ancestral pathways that zigzag through thousands of years of recorded history through the lives of actual people.

Most of these maps have never been seen before, and visually following one’s curiosity through the world’s largest maps of human genetic migration can be truly fascinating and enriching.


Filed under education, Family, FamilyForest, Genealogy, history, internet, life, teaching, Travel, Uncategorized

9 responses to “What is an Ancestral History Cartographer?

  1. Pingback: The King Maker « Your Future, Your Past

  2. Pingback: Family Forest® Casting Call « Your Future, Your Past

  3. Pingback: President Lincoln and President Obama share ancestors « Your Future, Your Past

  4. Pingback: Happy Birthday Darwin and Lincoln « Your Future, Your Past

  5. Pingback: Congratulations Alec Baldwin « Your Future, Your Past

  6. Pingback: Anniversary Celebration « Your Future, Your Past

  7. Pingback: Rand McNally of Ancestral History « Your Future, Your Past

  8. Pingback: Julie and Julia « Your Future, Your Past

  9. Pingback: Genealogy and the 84th Academy Awards | Your Future, Your Past

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s