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Presenter: Ron Arons
A mind map is a graphical outlining tool used for brainstorming and creative thinking. They have been used in Corporate America for brainstorming and product idea generation, by attorneys to explain their cases to their clients and to juries, and in education with students. This generic tool can also be used by genealogists organize and succinctly summarize research findings more clearly. Mind maps can be used to plan genealogical research based on a "focused question." They can also be used as research logs. They especially excel in their ability to help correlate and explain discrepancies in evidence. This presentation discusses mind maps' basic concepts, how they can be built, and their application to various stages of genealogical research.