The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

I have provided a limited mapping service for the genealogy database for some years.  However, Google now charges for this.   

Legacy, my desktop software provider, is in negotiations with Bing in an attempt to overcome similar issues, but meanwhile no new map entries can be made.

Meanwhile, TNG, on which my web database works, is also making changes as part of the latest upgrade.

Unless I sign up with a fee based account, I will be unable to provide a mapping facility.

My maps showed places that feature in, for example, births, deaths and marriages, and clicking on the pin connected with those who had been born, got married or died at that location.

The map charges are based on a per click basis (I think!), but as I would have no control over how users would use that facility, I would have no control over the fees (I think).

Has anyone experience of Google mapping?  What charges might I expect?  is it worth providing?  Where does the money come from?


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William, instead of providing the mapping thing (at a fee) maybe you could post a link to somewhere else that might have that place mapped , like maybe Wikitree, or any site that would just display a map instead of google.



Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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