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SNGF: Where on the map?

SNGF: Where on the map?

Randy’s latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge asks us to create maps using the interface at defocus.net showing where we’ve lived and where we have visited.  Then, we’re supposed to do the same for our ancestors. I have only been in two US States.  I’ve lived in California all my life and I’ve been to Nevada.  That’s it.  I’ve just never had the money to travel and now arthritis prevents me from doing so. So, my map is pretty plan……

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My Migration Map

My Migration Map

A few years ago, for Family History Month (which is this month!) I decided to make a migration map.  I found a library online with historical maps.  I chose one sort of in the middle of the time frame for my many migrations (the first being in the 1400s).  Then, I mapped out the migration roots of the families from Ireland, Australia, England, France, the Azores, and Portugal. Since I created this map, I have firmed up my data.  Looking…

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Where do the Portuguese Speakers live in the US?

Where do the Portuguese Speakers live in the US?

Someone from the Portuguese American Review sent this link my way and I thought I would share it.  It’s a map of Portuguese speakers in the United States and is based on the 2000 Census. I was surprised to see that Merced County has the highest concentration of Portuguese speakers in California.  I would have expected it to be Alameda, Los Angeles, or Monterey Counties.  Shows what I know!  My perceptions are obviously influenced by early immigration patterns.  Hawaii falls…

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The Jackson’s Lived Here

The Jackson’s Lived Here

I don’t think I have any photos of the houses where my Parents or Grandparents grew up. This is why Google Maps has been so important to me. Most of these locations I have never seen. Now I can find them on the map, zoom in, and see where my ancestors once lived. I have a couple of photos of the Jackson girls standing in front of a window. Other than that, I have no clue what the family’s house…

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The Google Maps Labs

The Google Maps Labs

This week the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge is to play around with Google Maps.  I’ve done this before and found a wealth of information. But, today when I visited, I noticed a little green beaker bubbling with anticipation. I clicked on and was taken to the Google Maps Lab page.  Those folks and google must never sleep!  There are several new features to enable and test out.  So naturally I did. I set my map for Kilauea on…

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