Putting the historic data into historic place


The biggest family history show of the year has just been and gone, at the Olympia exhibition space in London. One of those few occasions when it would be nice still to live in the city, it would have made a visit somewhat more likely.

One announcement from the weekend from Ancestry: the beginning of an exclusive partnership with Cassini Maps, the providers of a wide range of historic maps. “Initially a range of Cassini historic mapping products will be made available in the Ancestry shop but we are also working together to develop much more integrated products which will allow Ancestry members to use historic mapping in much the same way as we all use vital records or censuses at the moment.”

Sounds good. Here’s hoping they’ll integrate with the next version of Family Tree Maker, not just the Ancestry.co.uk web facility.

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