Author Archives: GenDetective

ancestry.com DNA Enhancements Announced At RootsTech

Last week at RootsTech, ancestry.com unveiled three new features for users.  The details of their announcement of the features is here.  The feature I have been exploring is the Common Ancestors feature for DNA matches.  The directions for enabling these … Continue reading

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It’s Institute Registration Time

During registration for GRIP last week (some courses still have seats), I was in Washington, DC with several friends whom I met the prior summer at GenFed (1 week institute on NARA holdings).  We scheduled a group research trip to … Continue reading

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My Map View: County Maps

In My Map View from a United States map, you can get a state-wide map, one that shows the county boundaries, and the individual counties your family lived in!  Our starting navigational point is a map of California that we … Continue reading

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My Map View: State Maps for The United States

In My Map View there are several ways that you can navigate to a state level map: Click on a state in a country map Click on the link for the state in the chart below the country map. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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My Map View: State Maps for Other Countries

In My Map View there are several ways that you can navigate to a state level map.  Unfortunately the only country that has state level maps (displays county maps) is the United States.  We have been unable to locate free … Continue reading

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My Map View: Country Maps

In My Map View you can navigate to a country map in one of four ways: Click on the Flag for the country list In a World map, click on the country in the map In a Regional map, click … Continue reading

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My Map View: People versus Events?

In My Map View one of the options you have for each map is the choice between mapping people or mapping events.  This option is found in the Map my family section on the left side of the screen, just … Continue reading

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