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This lesson will teach you how to use the online gazetteer Kartenmeister.com to find German, Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian names for the same locality. You will also learn to find all the villages listed within a county or “Kreis” and how to collaborate with other people researching the same localities.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use different types of maps to help with research such as, road maps, land plats, informational maps, historical maps and more.
This course will help you understand the rectangular survey system and the distribution of public lands. You will also learn about state land systems.
Half of all smartphone users have an Android device with strong growth while iPhone marketshare growth is flat at 0.2% and all other Mobile OS losing market share. Projections are that Android market share will continue to increase and more people will use mobile devices for what have been traditional desktop applications. Mobile apps are becoming more abundant and richer in features. Mobile apps are also typically less expensive than desktop applications. Android phones and tablets as well as other mobile devices are better suited for genealogy and family history activities than traditional desktop or even laptop computers. The mobile capabilities allow an Android phone to be more easily carried on research field trips. The built in GPS (Global Positioning System) allows for locations such as headstones in a cemetery and even book shelves in a library can be accurately documented. Wireless data services allow internet searching, emails, and even uploading of images and video from almost everywhere.