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Using Artifical Intelligence (AI) in Genealogy & Using the David Rumsey Map Collection for Genealogy

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  • The David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford Univeristy began in 1996 and contains more than 200,000 maps, 128,000 items of which are online.The collection focuses on rare maps from the 1550 through current day. The collection’s scope is worldwide but is very strong for various maps for the United States. The collection includes atlases, globes, wall maps, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Maps of importance for genealogical use are: property, insurance, railroad, military, and topographic maps. The presentation will focus on how to find the maps and use the various tools that are part of the collection.
  • Artificial Intelligence is expanding into all sorts of areas and genealogy is no exception. Although it can’t replace the human genealogist, some of the new tools can be very helpful. AI is used in colorizing black and white photos, translating records into another language, transcribing and indexing records or newspaper articles, extracting and summarizing information from a document, and creating a genealogical sketch of an ancestor. Companies such as Ancestry and MyHeritage are beginning to incorporate AI in their websites to support users in their family history research.
Production Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 11:30