November Event

Mapping Your Roots: Adding Maps to Your Analysis

About this Event

Historic maps, as well as current maps, can help provide context and evidence for your family history research. Historic maps such as gazetteers, plat maps, and community maps place your ancestor in context with the surroundings of their time. There are also a variety of mapping tools you can use to help tell your story by using current maps in tandem with these historic records.

Our expert speaker, Miles Meyer, demonstrates how to use free Google applications to add context and meaning to your research.

Learn how to:

  • Import map images into Google Earth so you can overlay historic information on current satellite imagery.

  • Import census data from spreadsheets into Google Maps to create timelines. Timelines can map the movements of your ancestors within a town or across the globe.

  • Add your photos to Google to produce mosaics of the historic community.

These projects can add a context to your research that increases interest and provides inspiration.

Guest Speaker: Miles Meyer

Miles is a scientist by training and has been active in genealogy for over 20 years in a variety of ways. His expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research and FamilySearch. He is a Family History Consultant and current Director of the Vero Beach Family History Center. He has been speaking at genealogy conferences, including RootsTech Salt Lake (2019 and 2020) and RootsTech London (2019), and other events for about 10 years and assists others in researching their family histories.

Miles has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies, including AncestralQuest, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, BillionGraves and BYU Tech Labs to name a few. He is also a Certified Trainer for The Family History Guide. Miles has produced several training manuals and maintains several websites and blogs on genealogy-related activities.


Location: Ormond Beach Public Library

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2022 1:30 PM

Cost: Free to public

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