Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

Posted January 11, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment

Have you checked out your family map lately? If the profiles in your family tree have their birth or current locations entered, you can easily see them displayed on a world map.

The map page is also a great way to see if you have any relatives in the family tree that are missing these locations on their profiles.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

To view the map, click on Family at the top of the page and select Map.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

Here you can choose to view either the birth locations or current locations of your relatives on the map.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

You are represented with a star icon on the map, while living relatives, deceased relatives and in-laws are shown with colored pins. You can toggle on or off which relatives to display by clicking on the check boxes at the bottom of the map. You can zoom in and out of the map by clicking on the plus or minus sign at the bottom right corner. Click on the map to drag it around.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

When you hover your mouse over a pin, the name of the person at that location will display.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

Below the map, you’ll find a list of relatives who are still missing locations from their profiles. Here you can enter location information quickly to place them on the map. Click ‘add’ next to the person’s name to begin.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

As you enter the location, suggestions will automatically display to make entering the information easier. Note you can also edit the location information in the location details.

Geni Tips: Map Your Relatives

Make the profiles in your family tree more complete by adding locations to their profiles. Don’t forget to upload your sources, too!

Map your relatives now!

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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  • Frode Evensen

    I like the map feature, but when viewing the profile of an ancestor it is impossible to see if birth location has a position, or if for instance someone has written the complete address in just one field. You already use a globe-icon to symbol public profile, but it would be great if you add an icon next to an address to show if it is geocoded or not :-)