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Advanced Placement
12/1/2006
So long, paper maps and pushpins: Two new software programs track the geography in your genealogy.

Where's Great-Grandma's birthplace in relation to the town her parents got married in? What path brought your Smith kin to Ohio? Now you don't have to haul out an atlas and a box of pushpins to answer such questions — new mapping software instantly plots places in your pedigree.

RootsMagic's Family Atlas and Progeny Software's Map My Family Tree "geocode" the locations already entered in your genealogy software: Just import your family file (both programs read RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, Personal Ancestral File and Legacy Family Tree files, as well as GEDCOMs; Map My Family Tree also opens five other programs' files), and these utilities match your clan's locales to ones in their databases of 3 million-plus place names. From local to worldwide levels, you can see at a glance where your family settled.

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