After attending the church Homecoming and writing about it in a previous post, I wanted to make a map pinpointing some of the places that were associated with my husband's family. I used Google Map Engine Lite and was able to create this map in just a few minutes. Map Engine Lite is a free download from Google, and Google provides an easy to follow tutorial on using this map program here.
Below is a little about the places indicated on the map above.
A - Dan Whittemore used to have a country store located at this area. Family stories say that the town's Post Office was, for a time, located in his store.
|Old Oakman School|
|Oakman Methodist Cemetery|
F - Today the house where Uncle Will and Aunt Willie Whittemore used to live is vacant. The old barn on the farm still stands just south of the house.
One thing I liked about using Map Engine Lite was the ability to add points of interest to a map along with labels and descriptions. Currently there is not the ability to also add photos to a map, but perhaps that will be available before too long. I can also choose to make my map private or to share with specific individuals or even with the world. I chose to make this map private, but when I share it with family members, they can read an extended description, additional information, stories, GPS locations if they click on any labeled point. Pretty neat way to share family history!