Discussion: Google Maps for Migration, Brick Walls and Organizing a Trip to Your Ancestor’s Home
We will use Google Maps to see where your ancestors walked, plot the migration of your ancestors, plot where your earliest known ancestor was located and organize a trip. This session will explain how to use Google Maps to • see what is now in the
location of an ancestor’s home • add these locations with stars and labels under your Google account • share these with other family members • plot the migration of ancestral families • mark the locate of your Earliest Known Ancestors to organize where your research • layout an ancestral trip by locating places to visit and the order to visit them such as homes and graveyards. Note: The map of ancestral trip is Bruce County, Ontario. My earliest known ancestors in France but I can include a map of Ontario Migration comes into Ontario.
Lianne Kruger, is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in Canada, homesteading for U.S. and Canada, video recording family history, and using technology in all aspects of genealogy. She is a member of the board and communication director for mitoYDNA.org. She is on the Ancestry.ca advisory board and is the webmaster, database and social media chair for Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS). She previously served six years as 1st VP of AGS and President of Red Deer Branch. She earned the AGS President’s award in 2020.
She has earned a certificate and Associate degree in Family History from Brigham Young University Idaho. She earned a computer degree, has taught computer software courses since 1982 and is currently teaching for Red Deer College.
Lianne is a frequent speaker at conferences and webinars including RootsTech, NGS, Legacy FamilyTree Webinars, FamilyRoots, THE Genealogy Show (UK), Ontario Ancestors, and BIFHSGO. She has had articles published in BYU Studies Quarterly, FamilySearch, Ancestry, LDSTech, SK Translations, ISBGFH, and AGS Relatively Speaking. Lianne is a member of Associate of Professional Genealogists, AGS, Ontario Ancestors, and National Genealogical Society.