Join us for a webinar on September 15 - Mapping Software for Genealogists

Mapsmall Join us for our first-ever live webinar on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:00PM EDT. The webinar, Mapping Software for Genealogists will cover essential software tools: AniMap (U.S. & Canada), Centennia (Europe & Middle East), and Map My Family Tree (entire world), and maybe even a Legacy Family Tree tip or two.

Registration is free but space is limited.

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In this 30 minute webinar we'll cover the following topics:

1) AniMap software (U.S. & Canada): learn how to find the correct county for the time period, and perform radius searches (list all cemeteries/churches within 10 miles of a place). For 30 years a researcher looked in the records of Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut for their ancestor who was born there in 1720. AniMap easily shows that in 1720, Woodstock would have been in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Now we know the correct location to find the records for that time period. Brick wall problem solved.

2) Centennia software (Europe and Middle East): Have you ever wondered about the changing country borders in Europe? Have ancestors in Germany, Poland, or Prussia? Which is it? The Centennia Historical Atlas software shows the changing country borders from the 11th century to the present in Europe and the Middle East.

3) Map My Family Tree software (entire world): plot your ancestors on a map of the world, track family migrations, plot to Google Earth, use the time scroll bar to dynamically select which time period you want displayed on your map and more.

GeoffMug Join Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen as he demonstrates these powerful software programs. If you have questions that you would like answered during the webinar, send us an email. Geoff is the presenter of the Legacy Family Tree learning CDs.

Registration

Registration is free but space is limited. Click the registration button below to reserve your webinar seat.

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How does it work?

After you register you will be sent instructions, including your private link to view the webinar online. You will need to be connected to the Internet (high speed connection recommended) and turn on your speakers. That's it!

Door prizes

All attendees have a chance to win a door prize. We might even throw in a special coupon too for use in our online store. Whatever your incentive is to attend our first-ever live webinar, we look forward to seeing you there.


Free update now available for Map My Family Tree software (version 1.4)

Progeny Software announced the release of a free update to their Map My Family Tree software. This popular mapping software imports Legacy Family Tree files and produces maps of the events of your family tree.

Version 1.4 enhancements:

  • Windows Vista compatibility
  • Fixes problem viewing names in the Data List with Vista.

To download your free 1.4 update

  1. Open the Map My Family Tree program
  2. Click on Help in the top menu bar
  3. Select Check for updates
  4. A dialogue box will appear - click on Check for updates
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen

For more information, or to purchase

Visit https://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp

Plot to Google Earth!

Map Map Family Tree will automatically plot your ancestors' places to Google Earth. Click on the image below to see what it looks like.

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Free update now available for Map My Family Tree software (version 1.3)

Progeny Software announced the release of a free update to their Map My Family Tree software. This popular mapping software imports Legacy Family Tree files and produces maps of the events of your family tree.

Version 1.3 enhancements:

  • 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.

Version 1.2 enhancements:

  • Automatic links to Google™ Maps, Google Earth and TerraServer USA so you can see your ancestral home towns on online maps, satellite images and aerial photographs. As with previous versions, Version 1.2 also includes an automatic link to MapQuest.com.
  • Ability to print or publish your map as a PDF document.
  • 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.

To download your free 1.3 update

  1. Open the Map My Family Tree program
  2. Click on Help in the top menu bar
  3. Select Check for updates
  4. A dialogue box will appear - click on Check for updates
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen

For more information, or to purchase

Visit https://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp


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 MapQuest.com 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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