I thought I would look at the mapping feature in Legacy 8 today.
With this feature you can see the migration of your family from one country to another, or one city to another.
To use the “Map Family” feature you can go to the View tab and then click on Map Family. I personally have the feature saved on “My Toolbar” so that I can quickly find it.
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Let’s take a look at my maternal great grandfather, Andrew Charles Milne. Here is the Family View for Andrew and his Individual Information screen. You can see that I have several Events for him. Because those events contain locations, those locations will show up on a map.
When I click on the Map Family icon and zoom in just a bit this is what I see.
Now I will zoom into the locations in Michigan and Ohio.
As you can see when I hover over the red pins that are on the map Legacy tells me exactly what event occurred in that location. In this case it was the death of a child, Margaret E. “Etta” Milne on 26 Jan 1890, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
If you have not taken advantage of this valuable feature in Legacy, why not give it a try?
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