In this post, we will look at the Mapping features that were one of the major features new to Family Tree Builder Version 4.0.
Starting from the People Page for my Seaver grandparents, I clicked on the "Maps" icon in the second menu row. The first time that you click on "Maps," an information box appears:
If you do not have a MyHeritage.com Premium account, this information box informs you that they will show you only the first 50 of the locations in your family tree. My family tree has 10,296 locations!
The user also has to have an Internet connection open so that the program can access Google Maps.
The program quickly retrieved the information for the 50 localities. I'm not sure how long it would take to download the information for all of my localities! When it was done, a Google Maps panel appeared in place of the Family Tree panel:
The road St. Michael's Close leads to one of my ancestral churches - St. Michael's and All Angels - which is in the circle at the end of the road.
The green stickpin is in Sudbury, and the text dropdown box notes that I have 255 items for this place (I've taken out many of the shorthand sources!). The other buttons are for other places in the database.