Eric Stitt has been using Google Earth to track genealogy for a long time, and has just started up a new blog that focuses exclusively on that — Genealogy Through Google Earth. His ideas are pretty solid, and here is where he’s coming from:
We all know that Genealogy and Family research doesn’t always happen in your back yard. We can’t just get in the car and drive across the states to visit the old homestead, and I know I’ll be camped out in line when we figure out time travel. But what if you could visit that old homestead or scroll back in time when your neighborhood was an old farm field, Google Earth can do that.
Eric has been posting for a long on Genealogy by Eric, and plans to continue to do so as he starts writing on the new site. His basic plan is to “start out describing how I use Google Earth in my family history and then move towards sharing more advanced features”. He has a couple of posts up there already, and it should provide an interesting look into a new use for Google Earth.
Check it out at genealogythroughgoogleearth.blogspot.com.
Nice work, Eric!
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
Eric Stitt says
Thanks Mickey for the shout out on your blog. I am very excited about this new blog and can’t wait to share all the different facets that I use it for within genealogy. I really love using Google Earth for my family research and almost use it more than my subscription to Ancestry.com. I hope you all enjoy it and keep an eye out for future posts, I plan to post every two weeks.