For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time. I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc. Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway. Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.
This week I thought I’d talk a little bit about Historypin. This is a website community that integrates with Google Maps and allows you to upload images and “pin” them to a location. You can see other pins by looking at a location on the map or visit a user’s profile to see what they’ve pinned. You can even comment on pins. To get a better idea of Historypin, watch this 90 second video they created, which does a great job of explaining it.