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Ever wondered what your families journey looked like?  Go beyond the time-lines and create a map of your families migration. With Google Maps and Bing Maps you can create a visual journey of your families genealogy.

You have to use the current map services with the understanding that maps have changed a lot in the past few hundred years. But they do offer an excellent poor man’s interactive experience without having to be a Flash designer. The different map services also offer options like adding a photo, website and notes to each pinged location. Bing has partnered with Ancestry.com on the website and their software.

Sometimes when you start out to learn a new tool or process, you will discover more information then before. Using the maps will put your families journey into prospective and a deeper appreciation for how far they traveled for you to discover them.

Rosslyn Garage

1401 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn, VA Here is where Washington Post metro reporter Bob Woodward met with “Deep Throat” while investigating what became known as the Watergate scandal. In May 2005, former FBI deputy director W. Mark Felt admitted to being Woodward’s secret informant. Photo credit HERE IS WHERE

HERE IS WHERE is an all-volunteer initiative created by the Legacy Project to find and spotlight little known and unmarked historic sites throughout the United States.

These sites relate to events that changed the course of history and represent a wide range of individuals–from explorers, pioneers, inventors, scientists, activists, and people of faith, to artists, writers, musicians, builders, and athletes.

HERE IS WHERE is a grass roots campaign, and the Legacy Project encourages Americans across the country to seek out and recommend their own favorite spots. The larger mission of this effort is to promote the importance of preserving historic sites and to foster a passion for history itself.

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