MyHeritage, the sponsor of this newsletter, has announced a rather nice addition to the company’s services. PedigreeMap™ plots births, marriages, and deaths, as well as digital and scanned photos from your family tree, on an interactive world map. You can trace the locations of your ancestors in order to better understand their life journeys.
The new service is described in the announcement below and pictures and a bit more detail may be found in the MyHeritage Blog at http://blog.myheritage.com/2016/07/introducing-pedigreemap%E2%84%A2-%E2%80%94-an-interactive-map-of-your-family-history/.
The following announcement was written by the folks at MyHeritage:
MyHeritage Launches Online Family History Map
PedigreeMap™ plots events and photos from users’ family trees on an interactive map to provide geographical and historical insights
TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah, June XX, 2016 — MyHeritage, the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history, launched PedigreeMap™ today — an innovative way to visualize family history, optimized for tablet devices. PedigreeMap™ displays all events in a user’s family tree, such as births, marriages and deaths, as well as digital photos and scanned historical photos, on an interactive map. This allows users to trace the locations of their ancestors and gain new insights into their lives. All data is grouped by country and location, and users can easily filter their view of the map by person, family group, event type, and time period.
PedigreeMap™ comes with additional features such as place name standardization to improve data quality, and Heatmaps that showcase which geographic areas have a high concentration of activity in the user’s family history.
“MyHeritage is the family history technology leader. We’re constantly developing new ways to give people insights about their family history,” said Uri Gonen, Senior VP of Product Management at MyHeritage. “The first release of PedigreeMap™ helps people understand the life journeys of their ancestors, and we have interesting and original ideas lined up for the next releases.”
PedigreeMap™ is free for all users. To access it, log in to your account on MyHeritage or create a new account for free, then select PedigreeMap™ in the “Apps” menu.
MyHeritage is the world’s fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. As technology thought leaders, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and groundbreaking search and matching technologies. Trusted by millions of families, MyHeritage provides an easy way to share family stories, past and present, and treasure them for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 42 languages. www.myheritage.com.