I'm continuing my test drive of Ancestry's Pro Tools Suite. This post is focusing on the Map View tool. You can find this tool in a number of places: in the Tree menu, or from the LifeStory tab of a Profile page . I believe if you are not subscribed to the add-on you will still see the option but with a locked icon to the right of it. As of this writing the Maps feature is still showing as in BETA testing.Map View from Tree View Menu
Using filters, I modified the map to show anyone in my tree with any events from 1700-1775 so I could see anyone who was in the US before the Revolutionary War. I do not have any direct ancestors who arrived after 1775.
Filter For Map Tool
Time (range or exact year)
Direct Line Ancestors
You can also choose filtering by MyTreeTags™ and can use your custom tags as well as the standard ones offered by Ancestry.
To find the map tool from a profile you will need to look under the LifeStory tab of your person of interest.
I wondered if this too would be changing the View DNA matches by location map, but didn't see any obvious change there. I also checked from the Match pages for the Ancestor Birth Locations and found nothing to imply that there would be a change there either.