Geographic map

The Geographic map displays all the genealogy events at their location on a map.


You can visualize where the events you are interested in took place. In particular, you can apply filters to see only certain events and thus make geographical analyses of your population.


The Map

The map is an OpenStreetMap over which Ancestris plots the events. The blue dots represent places where the events of your genealogy took place.

Up close, a marker is a circle with a cross in the center. From a distance, it can be reduced to a point.


Two visual tools appear on the map:




A toolbar at the top allows you to modify the display and apply filters.


Display the list of places Button

This button opens the List of places view.

Show/Hide zoom Button

This button shows or hides the zoom slider.

Show all markers Button

This button adjusts the zoom level and centers the map so that you can see all the genealogy markers.

Show/Hide overview Button

This button shows or hides the mini card.

Show/Hide markers Button

This button shows or hides the markers.

Toggle markers Button

This button toggles between two marker display modes.

Marker in the form of a circle with the cross :


Marker in the form of a label with the city name :


Place filter field

This input field is a quick location filter. It allows you to display only those markers whose location includes the entered string.

To use it, type characters and then press the Enter key to apply the filter.

Clear the characters and press Enter again to remove this filter.

Show/Hide non-geolocated places Button

This button shows or hides the marker for non-geolocated locations.

A non-geolocated place is a place with no known geographic coordinates.

It is placed by default off the coast of Bordeaux in the Atlantic Ocean.


In order to alert the user that places cannot be located, and rather than placing them on land, which would not distinguish them from well-located places, we chose to place them in the sea!

Screenshot Button

This button takes a screenshot of the displayed geographical area.

A screenshot window appears allowing you to choose a green area to capture, and to keep the image in the clipboard or in a file.