I’ve recently started piecing together where my family members/ancestors lived and where they moved to. Using the Google Maps Engine Lite has made that easy, as I can create each ancestor as a layer of my map, give all markers for each ancestor a different colour or style, and write notes on each marker.For instance, if you clicked on any of the markers in my map, you would see the year he lived there, and his occupation. This information is easy to find in the New Zealand Electoral Rolls – you can find out full name, address (or road), and their occupation.
I haven’t yet added in this particular ancestor’s map where they were in World War II – but the best things about Google Maps, is I can add that in at any time. And change things if I’m wrong!
I’m adding this to my template Trello card for each ancestor from now on – this may take me a while!