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Google Maps for family history

When: Friday, 3 July 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Where: Online event

Limit: 25

Google Maps for family history

Presenter: Susie der Kinderen

Google Maps for family history

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

Register using Eventbrite. Details of how to join the session will be sent via email.

Google Maps is a web mapping service, which provides detailed information including satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, and 3600 interactive panoramic views of streets.

Google Maps have some features that you may not be aware of in relation to family history. For example, you can plot your ancestors progress from country to country. Identify and plot the locations of births and deaths along his/her journey and add images and details of significance that occurred along the way.

You can identify the locations of cemeteries for your person/s of interest, or where your World War I or World War II person was located during the war. You can view your map in satellite, terrain, map or street view. In street view you can use the time feature to see the changes over the years and you can locate places by GPS coordinates.

In part one, Susie will give an overview of Google Maps.

In part two, she will show you how to create your own timeline to follow your person/s in Google Maps.

We will also have a member of the Maps team join us to answer your questions on Maps.


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