Monday, 26 March 2012

Life lines

Finally did something I've been meaning to do for ages - uploaded a gedcom to AncestralAtlas.
Love one of the features that's arrived since I last explored - Life Maps Mode.
You have to be subscribed to see this feature, but with it you can pick someone in your tree and see either where they moved to over time, or where their ancestors were, or their descendants. I've only uploaded basic bdm data (for all those in my WorldConnect database LornaHenderson), but this would be even more valuable if I'd included census data - next time perhaps.
Check out where the descendants of John RUNCIMAN & Bessie FAMILTON ended up (this being a jpg snapshot, not an interactive display sorry):

Wish they had the historic map layers for Scotland, particularly as the Scottish Gazetteer site seems to still be having problems with that, but following the Vision of Britain links on the map does bring up several other options as does visiting the National Library of Scotland's wonderful maps.

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