Family tree mapping
The availability of several free applications for viewing geographic data has led to a growing interest in the use of this technology by genealogists and family history researchers.
Family tree mapping applications
Genealogy software that can be used for family tree mapping include:
- Ahnenblatt using the supplied Google-Earth Plug-In.
- Ancestral Quest
- Family Historian
- Family Tree Builder
- Family Tree Maker
- GEDitCOM II
- GenoPro - a Windows Genealogy software, whose Report Generator has ability to convert Places and geographical locations and export them in Google Maps.
- Legacy Family Tree automatically map where your ancestors lived.
Utility applications that can be used for family tree mapping include:
- AniMap- contains historical maps that show the changing county boundaries
- Centennia Historical Atlas - the map forward or backward in time from the year 1000 to present.
- Family Atlas - a Windows application that imports data from genealogy software for mapping with its own internal maps.
- Map My Ancestors(Note as of 3 Oct 2011 this application was withdrawn from sale and no longer available, due to closure of Yahoo Mapping services see the source site for details) - a Windows application that imports GEDCOM files or comma-separated values (CSV) files and converts them to keyhole markup language (KML) files for viewing with KML compatible programs such as Google Earth or Google Maps.
- Map My Family Tree - a Windows application that imports data directly from a number of popular Genealogy programs. The program uses its own location database to resolve places from the source family tree. Viewing data is generally undertaken from within the program using the internal viewer but individual placemarks can be viewed using Google Earth, Google Maps, TerraServer-USA or MapQuest.
- Genealogy software that do mapping, see the Features table and refer to the Mapping column, Comparison of genealogy software, Wikipedia
- AniMap, County Boundary Historical Atlas, The Gold Bug
- The Centennia Historical Atlas -- Europe and the Middle East 1000AD to the Present, software for Windows and Mac OSX, HistoricalAtlas.com
- Family Atlas, Genealogy Mapping & Publishing Software, RootsMagic, Inc.
- Map My Family Tree, Progeny Genealogy Inc