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Options for Accessing/Filing FTM Media?

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Re: Options for Accessing/Filing FTM Media?

Posted: 5 May 2013 11:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
I frequently use Google maps to find places. Most of my research is in the areas that used to be the old (US) Northwest territories. While the grid surveying system established then, is still being used, it is sometime difficult to determine where places existed on new maps. By using Google Maps, current plat maps and the old plat maps, you can locate ancestor's farm precisely.

As a working tool I find the original locations as stated above, then mark it on the Google maps with the pins to know where my ancestors lived. The pin is identified with name and date. I also color code the pin to family.

This gives me all of the location for all time periods on one map. For short term (The life of Google) I periodically backup the files; myplaces.backup.kml and myplaces.kml. (PC: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth) you can also move the pins to other computers by copying these files to the same folder on that computer.

For long term, I do a screen copy of the Google map and save it to the disk.
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DavidHassell4... 5 May 2013 10:52AM GMT 
kj_norway 5 May 2013 11:46AM GMT 
keithnuttle 5 May 2013 12:12PM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 5 May 2013 12:54PM GMT 
keithnuttle 5 May 2013 1:23PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 May 2013 1:45PM GMT 
kj_norway 5 May 2013 1:55PM GMT 
keithnuttle 5 May 2013 5:24PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 May 2013 9:04PM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 6 May 2013 8:15AM GMT 
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