Map My Ancestors is an application that will import GEDCOM files produced by genealogy software or comma-separated values (CSV) files produced by spreadsheet or database software into keyhole markup language (KML) files for viewing with KML compatible programs such as Google Earth or Google Maps. Family maps not only add a new dimension to your family story, they are also invaluable research aids. Using Map My Family Tree you can see where your family lived and migrated over time, and at the same time spot misspellings, incomplete, ambiguous or missing place names in your genealogy database - and more.
Google Maps is a free web map server application that offers street maps for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and much of western Europe, plus satellite map images for the entire world. Google Maps is just one of many free mapping services on the Web, but its ease of use and. Map My Ancestors is an application for converting GEDCOM files produced by genealogy software into Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files for viewing with KML-compatible.
Create Colorful Family Maps that Advance Your Genealogy Research Map My Family Tree™ not only creates, but also helps you with your family history search. By creating an ancestor life map, you can see where you have misspellings and incomplete, ambiguous, or missing place names in your genealogy database. Map My Family Tree automatically geocodes your family history tree in seconds, so you can see where your ancestors were born, married and died. Extensive selection and formatting options provide unlimited customization of family maps. Show single family lines, births only, events from a specific time period, and much more on maps of any color or size – including wall maps. Map My Family Tree reads most popular genealogy file formats directly, or you can use the GEDCOM option.
Benefits of Creating Family Maps with Map My Family Tree • A life map is yet another way to show and tell compelling stories about your personal family history. • Family maps provide visual and place name clues that help your family history search. • Sharing family stories is easy by publishing to PDF or printing a wall chart for your next family reunion. Genealogy Database File Formats Supported • Ancestral Quest™(version 12 or later) • Family Historian™ • Family Tree Maker® 2007 and earlier (FTM 2008 and later use ) • Legacy Family Tree™ • Personal Ancestral File™ • RootsMagic™ (ver. 3) • The Master Genealogist™ • Reads GEDCOM 5.5 files (including data with Western European diacritics. For Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 ' I downloaded the upgrade of MMFT and have enjoyed the enhancements very much.'
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Google Maps is a free web map server application that offers street maps for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and much of western Europe, plus satellite map images for the entire world. Is just one of many free mapping services on the Web, but its ease of use and options for customization through the Google API makes it a popular mapping option. There are three map types offered within Google Maps - street maps, satellite maps, and a hybrid map that combines satellite imagery with an overlay of streets, city names, and landmarks. Some parts of the world offer much more detail than others. Google Maps for Genealogists Google Maps makes it easy to locate places, including small towns, libraries, cemeteries, and churches.
It is important to note that these are not, however. Google Maps draws its locations from current map and business listings, so the cemetery listings, for example, will generally be larger cemeteries that are in current use. To create a Google Map, you begin by selecting a location.
You can do this through search, or by dragging and clicking. Once you've found the location you want, then switch to the 'find businesses' tab to pinpoint churches, cemeteries,, or other points of interest.
You can see an example of a basic Google map for my French ancestors here: My Google Maps In April 2007, Google introduced My Maps which allows you to plot multiple locations on a map; add text, photos, and videos; and draw lines and shapes. If you're into code, you can use the Google Maps API yourself to create your own Google Maps to share on your Web site or email to friends. This is a bit more than most of us want to dig into, however, which is where these Google Maps mashups (tools) come in. Tools for Easy Google Maps All mapping tools built on Google Maps require that you request your own from Google. This unique key is required to allow you to display the maps you create on your own Web site. Once you have your Google Maps API key, check out the following: This is my favorite of the map building tools I've tried. Mainly because it is easy to use and allows plenty of room for pictures and comments for each location.
You can customize your markers and colors, so you could use one color marker for paternal lines and another for maternal. Or you could use one color for cemeteries and another for churches. Designed to work seamlessly with the free Flickr photo service, this one is especially fun for documenting family history travels and vacations. Just upload your photos to Flickr, tag them with location information, and TripperMap will generate a flash based map for you to use on your Web site. The free version of TripperMap is limited to 50 locations, but that is enough for most genealogy applications. MapBuilder was one of the first applications to let you build your own Google map with multiple location markers.
It's not as user-friendly as Community Walk, in my opinion, but offers many of the same features. Includes the ability to generate GoogleMap source code for your map which can be used to display the map on your own Web page.