A New Angle on Your Family Tree
A new software package entitled "Map My Ancestors" aims to link the world of Genealogy with the powerful mapping capabilities of Google Earth. Map My Ancestors takes you through the process of importing a GEDCOM file, selecting the individuals of interest and confirming the locations before viewing the result in Google Earth.
Map My Ancestors enables users, who have exported their family tree from their favourite editing program in the industry standard GEDCOM format, to automatically read and identify places from their tree.
A unique feature allows the user to view ratings for the locations which will help them to identify and correct any errors in the automatically assigned locations. Locations that have been corrected are remembered in an internal database so that the user doesn’t need to repeat the process next time a revised GEDCOM file is imported.
Map My Ancestors can also save the resulting geographic data in KMZ or KML format, ready to be emailed or published on a website – enabling other relations or friends to view the data in Google Earth without any other Family Tree software.
For more information, a trial copy of Map My Ancestors and for tutorial videos please visit www.familytreeassistant.com.
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