What’s New: FamilySearch Places

FamilySearch has a new research tool called FamilySearch Places, which makes learning about places easier. Although the development of this tool is ongoing, some great features are already available, so you can start using it now.

Here’s a look at Places on an iPad. The panel on the left scrolls to show you all kinds of information about this place. The Research Links area is especially interesting.

https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/whats-familysearch-places/

Places Please!

After a number of software migrations, my genealogy data has found a delightfully function home at MacFamilyTree/MobileFamilyTree. They recently released version 8 with some impressive new features and useful updates to existing ones. I found the places management updates especially interesting since that area of my database needs work – a lotta work. Over the last ten years my data has moved…

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Places Please!

After a number of software migrations, my genealogy data has found a delightfully function home at MacFamilyTree/MobileFamilyTree. They recently released version 8 with some impressive new features and useful updates to existing ones. I found the places management updates especially interesting since that area of my database needs work – a lotta work.

Over the last ten years my data has moved from Roots Magic on Windows to Reunion on Mac before finding its happy home here. We all know what a migration can do to our data. Mine is finally looking pretty good – except for places. MacFamilyTree’s latest update is the kick I needed to tackle them. Continue reading “Places Please!”

Araquay Park is a working class neighborhood just north of the St. Augustine airport. Several years ago, the Airport Authority annexed a chunk of the neighborhood to expand the runway and other improvements. One afternoon we drove out there to look around and found what little remains of the homes that were destroyed. This old boathouse is one of those ghosts.

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Names of locations can change over time. Is it possible that the village or place for which you are looking is now known by a different name?
Street names can change as well, causing confusing for researchers with city ancestors.
Neighborhoods can have names that may also change over times.
Churches merge together and form a new congregation, frequently with a new name.