Sunday, January 25, 2009

GenesReunited: unveiling the new maps feature

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: HitWise reported "Genes Reunited is officially the number 1 family website based on market share of UK Internet visits during 2007." Our friends at GenesReunited have kept busy in 2008 and 2009, hence this announcement about a new feature of their site.

Plot your ancestors on a map! We are introducing Maps to Genes Reunited. Now when you search for your ancestors in our census records, not only will you see your search results in a list; we will also plot them on a map. Look out for the "show results on a map" link when searching the census records.

Maps will make it easier to see where the people in your search results were located at the time of the census, helping you uncover whether any are indeed the ancestor you are searching for. This will also enable you to piece together how your family has moved around over the decades. To use the new Maps feature, search the census records for your ancestors now.