Friday, September 23, 2016
Map your ancestors with KinMapper
The FamilySearch.org App Gallery currently has 123 interesting and useful apps (programs etc.) that are associated with family history. If you haven't taken the time to explore the apps listed, when you do, you may be surprised at the variety. Many of the programs, such as this one, KinMapper.com, are easy to understand utility programs that add a specific feature to the FamilySearch.org Family Tree.
To use the program, all you have to do is open it, sign in to FamilySearch.org with your login and password and watch the program map your first eight generations on the world map. You can click on any one of the dots and see the details of the events in your ancestors' lives. Here is an example.
I have to admit that my ancestors in the first eight generations did not come from many locations. My European view is even more restricted.
It would probably be interesting to map what is in the Family Tree and then compare what is shown with a DNA test to see if they agree.