Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mapping family locations with Google Maps

While planning my research trip to Melbourne, I noticed that Google Maps will allow you to import a list of addresses to plot. It’s amazing what you find when you take the trouble to click around the options.

A use for this feature immediately sprang to mind! While my time in Melbourne will be very limited and I’m not planning on making any cemetery visits, I would hate to realise later that I was only a few blocks away from one of my ancestors. I’d much rather drop in and say hello!

Creating a map was a quick and simple process.

Here’s the outcome. I haven’t tried to do anything too fancy. All I wanted was a marker at each cemetery in Victoria where any of my ancestors are buried.



Next post, I’ll tell you step by step how I did this with Family Historian and Google Maps.

3 comments:

  1. Great applucation og Google Maps. Look forward to youf next post about FH.

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  2. Ooh yes please. I've had a go at creating one but my list importing doesn't seem to be going too well...sigh.

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  3. This is news for me. Sounds very useful. I'll use it when I'm planning our next trip to the UK.

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