Map My Cousins Use Cases
Visualize your family migrations - their journey, your family story
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Learn Another Language, DNA Testing and more
Map My Cousins is a unique application that allows you to see information about where your family came from on a
world map. Topics covered in this article include how you can use Map My Cousins for:
Checking your DNA ethnicity estimates against your own family research
Discovering your family story through the journey they made
Map based genealogy research
Educational purposes - great for younger generations learning about world geography, languages and more.
Younger generations can learn more about other countries and regions by exploring the area
their ancestors came from. This can:
Inspire them to learn another language - one their ancestors spoke
Help them connect to world history from the perspective of their family. Were family
members living in Europe during WWII? Did they live in an area impacted by the Irish
Potato Famine? Where were they on D-Day? Were they living near a Concentration
Associate what they are learning in school (social studies, sociology, foreign languages,
history) with their family story.
Your Families Travels: Discover your family story through the
journey they made
Have you wondered where your family came from or how the ended up in the
country or regions they now live? Follow your families journey on a world map -
see immigration points as well as residence, births, deaths and burial locations.
Here are several ways to use May My Cousins to explore your family’s travels:
Points of Interest Search: See POI FAQ
Drill down into the region your family is from, discover local points of
interests, historic landmarks
See immigration points in relation to where family members where born to get
a better sense on their journey.
DNA Testing Migration Map: Using Map My Cousins To Check DNA Ethnicity
Many of the DNA tests, including AncestryDNA and MyHeritage, offer Ethnicity Estimates showing
where your family came from on a world map based on your DNA. If you’ve done your own Family
Tree in any of the popular software packages on the market, you can check how accurate these
estimates are using the Cousins Club Map My Cousins application. This uses your ancestors
information from your family tree to show on a world map where they were born, lived and died. You
can filter by generation, see migration patterns and more. This is a useful comparison against the
ethnicity estimates and can also give you some good ideas for future research on where your family is
Map My Cousins features Include:
See all major events from your family tree on a world map including: births, residence, immigration, burial & more.
Get to know the area your family lived: Search for & explore nearby addresses, points of interest, cities.
Drill down into regions, towns, neighborhoods and streets: Discover points of interest near where your family lived.
Find organizations that can help with your genealogy research including: local / regional government offices &
churches that may have vital records or knowledge of the area, local genealogy organizations and translators.
Browse historic maps From any map, browse a collection of historic maps or click on a family marker in the
Migration Map By Generation to jump to a specific location in a historic map
Works off of the data already in your favorite family tree software.
Map Based Genealogy Research
Import a GEDCOM file from your favorite family tree software, Map My
Cousins will automatically display on a world map the locations of their
births, immigration points, residences, death & burial that you have recorded
in your family tree. You can then use Map My Cousins to:
Explore the area your family lived.
Search for nearby Points Of Interest, including churches, government
buildings and cemeteries that can provide more information on your
The Great Migration was one of the largest movements of people in
United States history. From 1910 to the 1970s, about six million people
moved out of the southern states to avoid racial violence and prejudice.
This article explains how you can use Map My Cousins to see where your
family lived at the time and how their movements may have been
impacted by the great migration.