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New software - Map My Family Tree

Mapmyfamilytreebox See your ancestors' lives on a map with this new one-of-a-kind mapping software.

Map My Family Tree™ is a revolutionary genealogy mapping product that presents your ancestors’ lives on a map.  Map My Family Tree reads your Legacy Family Tree file directly and automatically plots all ancestral life events on customizable color maps.  This allows you to see where your ancestors were born, married and died.

Track family migrations using the world and country maps.  Then zoom into any part of the world to see detailed events in that particular location. 

You can choose from 15 different map styles included with the software or customize your maps with over 16-million colors and a wide range of font styles and sizes.

Print your maps on a wide variety of paper sizes and/or electronically publish them to display on websites or email to family and friends.

Click here to see screen shots showing how Map My Family Tree works.

Additional Features

Very easy to use, Map My Family Tree is rich with user-friendly features to help you better trace your ancestors’ lives. These features include:

  • Automatic links to Google™ Maps, Google Earth,  TerraServer USA and so you can see your ancestral home towns on online maps, satellite images and aerial photographs.
  • Ability to print or publish your map in a variety of electronic formats, including PDF, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF.
  • Time scrolling tool bar so you can dynamically select which time period is displayed on the map. As you slide the thumbtrack along the scroll bar, you will see the towns "twinkling" to show the movements, voyages and migrations of your ancestors.
  • Filters to display specific people and events from your genealogy database. You can filter by name, ancestor line, descendant line, date, event type and gender. This is especially helpful when you want to create maps with single family lines, births only, events from a specific time period, etc.
  • Place Markers to highlight certain individuals, family lines, events, etc.  Select from a list of place markers of varying shapes and colors or import one or more images to use as custom place markers.

Automatically Check Your Place Names
Map My Family Tree also automatically checks your genealogy database for place name typos, missing counties and other inaccuracies.  You may then copy and paste corrections to your genealogy file.

Plus you can look up over 3.3-million place names from around the world, including over 100,000 US churches and cemeteries.  This is especially helpful when you’re not sure how to spell Great Grandma’s home town or know which county she lived in.

Reads Your Genealogy File Directly
Map My Family Tree reads your Legacy family file directly, so you do not have to import a GEDCOM.

Order Your Copy Today
Priced at only $39.95 US, Map My Family Tree is available only on CD-ROM due to the very large database of place names.  Click here to place your order.

A must-have for any novice and experienced genealogist, Map My Family Tree is an incredibly useful program to see your ancestors’ lives in an entirely new way.  Life is a journey - and now with Map My Family Tree you can trace your ancestors’ journeys and gain a whole new perspective of your family history.



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I thought you had one free. What happened to it? Thanks. Shirley

Shirley, you may be linking of the software described in this article:

Is this a US-only mapping product or does it cover all areas of the world? My family are in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Canada and South America.

Ian, it is for the world.

Does this program take into consideration US state historical county names and county name changes that have taken place between 1600s and present?. If it doesn't, the program may want to change a correctly named county for the time period in my Legacy program to the modern day county name, which would then make the Legacy entry incorrect.

At the present time, Map My Family Tree uses contemporary County locations, and does not reflect that some towns could have been in another County in a previous century.

This can be accomodated by assigning custom or user-defined associations between the towns in the Legacy data base, and the towns in the Gazetteer.

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