GenTraveling with Google Maps

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Hello GenTravelers!

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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So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!