A fascinating new online service, called Ancestral Atlas, has appeared within the past few weeks. It is an online community environment that allows people to create and share ancestry-based maps. It is great for displaying locations of births, marriages, and burials of your ancestors as well as the locations of other important places in their lives. For instance, you can use Ancestral Atlas to display the location of family farms or the locations of a battle in which your ancestor was a participant.
I was very impressed with the service the first time I saw it. Others apparently agree with me. Many genealogists are using the service but so are historical groups, tourist agencies, and many more.
This is slick. I became a member of Ancestral Atlas within minutes after I first saw it in operation. Even better, the basic Ancestral Atlas service is available free of charge although some of the advanced features are fee-based.
At the recent "Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE" show in London, I had a chance to talk with Nick Francis of Ancestral Atlas. He describes the many features of this brand-new service.
Roots Television had a video crew at the conference and kindly videotaped our conversation. You can now watch our conversation at http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences3.php?bctid=17062983001&bclid=14621417001 or click on the image below.
Ancestral Atlas is available at: www.ancestralatlas.com.