Today Diana presented at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference about Mind Mapping. Here is a link to view her presentation on google slides:
Look at Your Family in a Whole New Way: With a Mind Map
Questions from the class:
Can you use Google’s MindMup 2.0 with an iPad?
I’m not sure. I couldn’t find any mobile apps for MindMup, and their tagline is “free online mind mapping,” so that makes me think that it works on web browsers. Please share in the comments if you are able to use www.MindMup.com with your iOS web browser.
Can I add web links to mind map nodes in MindMup 2.0?
Yes. From the MindMup website: “You can add hyperlinks to map nodes easily, and connect your maps to external resources on the Web, or cross-link maps. This allows you, for example, to create an overview map with global topics, and then link from individual nodes in that map to other mind maps, exploring topics in detail. … Just paste a URL into the text of a node. The node will get a clickable link widget, and MindMup will display the starting part of the URL in the map node. You can click on the link widget and the browser will open the target URL in another tab.” View the tutorial here: ADD LINKS TO MAP NODES.
Can you add a legend to explain the colors of each node in MindMup?
Yes. Add a “parent / root node” to explain what each color means. Or add new root notes for each color and group them together. Here is an example: Example of a legend created with root nodes.
The class was originally based on this blog post:
Look at Your Family in a Whole New Way: With a Mind Map Blog Post from May 19, 2016
Looks like an awesome presentation, Diana. Beautiful slides. Great ideas.
Thanks Jana! It was a fun presentation. So many possibilities for genealogy in mind mapping.
I just learned more about mind mapping from Jan Joyce, APG on a webinar. I doodled around with one during the webinar, and WOW, it’s a great tool, especially for someone like me who is visual. This is a great presentation as well. I need to check out MindMup. Thanks ladies!
Great! Have fun with your mind mapping.
So I went ahead and grabbed MindMup 2.0 this past half hour and amazingingly intuitive. I’ve drawn mindmaps on paper when I’ve felt overwhelmed by an undertaking (I did an “Everything about Genealogy that is in my brain” mindmap a few years ago by paper and it was SO helpful in helping me understand that there are so many aspects of genealogy to approach: my own ancestor research, DNA cousins, chromosome mapping, how tos for tools, ancestry, familysearch, myheritage, ftdna… more, classes on various of these sites, nehgs… soooo much.) This was so quick and the ABILITY to attach files to it is amazing. Something you cannot do with a piece of notepaper. This will help.