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Mapping Your Family History: How to Create a Customized Google Map

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Speaker: Alex Calzareth

Create maps with your own data on Google Maps. This presentation will teach you how to create a custom map, import location data associated with family history events or source records and then customize the appearance of that data on the map. Custom maps can be used in many ways, including visually conveying family migration patterns, showing the location of regional cemeteries, or which towns hold certain vital records. Resulting maps can also be imported into Google Earth.


Alex Calzareth is a genealogist focusing on Southwest Germany, the Czech Republic and Southern Italy who began researching his family roots twenty-five years ago. He is a board member for Reclaim The Records and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, serving as JGSLI's webmaster. Alex is also the JewishGen Research Director for Germany. He lives in New York City and works as a CPA.

Location : Center for Jewish History + Zoom
In Person at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street) and via Zoom. In-person attendees should RSVP to with the subject line: RSVP December Meeting. Admission is free for members; $5 at the door for non-members. Zoom participation is free to all. Pre-registration is required HERE.

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