Using Google Earth to Pinpoint Your Ancestors’ Locations on Current Maps – Chris Hettinger

In this course, you will go through some of the basics of Google Earth, (a FREE, electronic, dynamic mapping application). You will be shown how to overlay current digital/virtual maps on to more historical maps to give you an idea of where your ancestors were, and in some cases, how much we have changed from the past.

Christ Hettinger is an engineer by trade and a genealogist by hobby. He has been researching his family tree for nine years. He and his wife have been married for 11 years and they have 3 children, all named for ancestors, of course. When he is not working as a design engineer for GE Appliances, he spends time with his family. He also frequently leads 80 Cub Scouts on adventures as the Cub mater of the Cub Scout pack at his church. While he should be sleeping, he can often be found remodeling his home, hobbying in electronics, or researching his family tee. Chris likes to use technology to make things more organized and efficient and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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