Thursday, December 18, 2008

Matching Genealogy & Geography at Live Roots

The first release of a new method for locating resources at Live Roots was made available today. When you click on geo-coded resources, you will now see that the Region and Location attributes are clickable and allow you to browse other resources for the same geographic area. You may also start with "United States" (other countries will be added) and navigate down to counties, cities, etc. The results listed in this new feature are limited by the quality of information provided to Live Roots. I have begun a review process of all un-coded resources, and am also working with the larger data providers to include more specific geo-coding information in the data feeds they provide. I also cataloged the databases at the Library and Archives Canada, which included a nice collection of city directories.

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