How many of you are like me – who LOVE to go GenTraveling, but some months it seems like its just really hard to get away from your every-day responsibilities? Those are the months when I get to do all of the pre-travel research and prepare as much as possible for a successful GenTraveling trip – when that eventually happens!
One tool I use A LOT is Google Maps….
It’s like virtually GenTraveling!
Isn’t it amazing that when you find your ancestor’s address on a record, you can (sometimes) go and see the actual house they lived in?!? I love it!
At the RootsTech conference last month, I attended a class on this very subject. It was taught by Amy Carpenter and she did an excellent job! I now know that I should take a much deeper dive into Google Maps! She even graciously posted her presentation slides on her website (HERE). You should go take a look!
Google Maps is fun, but it’s also a great research and analytical tool to connect people with places and places with people. Let me know how you’ve used it in your research!
Have a great day and good luck climbing those family trees!
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