Thursday, October 7, 2010

Google Earth 101 and Its Uses in Genealogy - November 6th

November 6, 2010 the Greater Portland Chapter of MGS will present "Google Earth 101 and Its Uses in Genealogy"

Will Haskell is the GPCMGS secretary and a civil engineer with eighteen years of experience. He uses maps and aerial photography every day at work and he finds they provide many benefits in his genealogy research as well. Google Earth is free software that allows you to “fly” anywhere on the earth and visualize what that place looks like today and in the past. This powerful tool provides opportunities to visualize where your ancestors lived, their migration routes and patterns, compare current and historic photographs, overlay historic maps over current maps and locate cemeteries and churches. He will provide a basic overview and introduction of the software and will touch on several of the useful tools for genealogy. At the end of his talk he will show us his unique Google Earth project that provides exciting opportunities for the future of cemetery research.

Our meetings are held at 1:00 on the first Saturday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. New members are always welcome. Refreshments are served before the meeting at 12:30 and admission is free.

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