Saturday, November 30, 2013

Map Your Ancestor's Moves

The winning Profile of the Week this week is the story of a rogue - you can read about Clayton Sloan at WikiTree. The profile demonstrates the sleuthing abilities of Sean Sloan Johnson, as he tracked down an ancestor who used many aliases, and moved around quite a bit. One of the many excellent touches added by Sean is a map of the movements around the country of his ancestor. In response to my comment on it, he sent me a link to Google Maps Engine.

So I'm in the process of mapping the life of my gr-great grandfather James Sherrill, one of my Oregon Trail Pioneer ancestors. This is another example of how the WikiTree community inspires me to better work on my family tree.

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