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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

There is a new feature in Family Historian 6, the Map Window, that may give you a display similar to what you want: Use the new Map Window to map the locations of all the places and events in ...
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How to connect digitized images to a map?

I think a map centric approach to visualizing the relationships between people, parcels and eras is the right way to go. The requirements that you describe are all possible using a Desktop GIS (...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Your last paragraph about records just about answered your own question. As you say, county records and records with street addresses give you the county. Therefore, if you only have records that ...
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How to connect digitized images to a map?

One software program that might be of help is called History Geo. I haven't used it myself but from my review of the software available, it appears to be closest to what you are looking for. They ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Having commented, I probably should put my money where my mouth is and describe my solution - unfortunately for general applicability, as a UK based genealogist, I have only noticed one such place in ...
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Determining subdistrict extent from code in post-1993 GRO index?

As no answer has yet been attempted, I will give the disappointing results of my efforts to find this information - but still live in hope that someone can come up with a better solution! The bottom ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

You could also import your GEDCOM into the free Gramps genealogy software and use the Google Earth plugin. However, you probably need to run the Place completion tool first, so that your latitude and ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

I have a Windows C# program that plots events from a GEDCOM file on google maps and presents them in a timeline. It geocodes using the google maps API. I use to plot my exported Family Tree data. ...
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Which genealogical software supports location-based events?

I use MacFamilyTree on the Mac OSX and you have a variety of events types you can insert specifically into an individuals timeline as well as I believe create custom event types. You can ALSO edit the ...
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How to connect digitized images to a map?

Google Earth has a lot of useful features and lots of third party applications. When I first started looking at land use history I converted PDF plats into transparent GIF overlays and pinned them ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

It sounds as though the question is: when a city crosses county lines, which county should one choose as for the "standard" place name for that city? If so, I think (and as @Ikessler implies), you ...
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Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders?

Since I now live and work in England I do not know all that much about modern American records. Given that I also very rarely work on records which are less than a hundred years old and are far more ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I have to add my twopennyworth here for public viewing. One of my research difficulties, when making a case for whether two named people are the same or different, is the lack of appropriate ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I'd agree with you about staying away from migration analysis. It seems like a really good idea, but you'd have to find a very large dataset in order to discover anything interesting. I tried doing ...
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Finding Specific Railroad Segments in the United Started named after employees?

You might be able to find something about your specific individuals by name (what is sometimes called "a lucky dip") but I suggest you are better off looking for general information about the ...
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