ITV's Genes Reunited site adds Virtual Earth maps function

LONDON - ITV is pushing ahead with new developments to its genealogy site Genes Reunited, despite reports that its free sister site Friends Reunited will be sold off.

ITV's Genes Reunited site adds Virtual Earth maps function

The Genes Reunited site has launched a new maps feature which enables people to see where their ancestors lived up to 168 years ago.

When members search census data, not only can they view their results as they appear in the original records, but their findings are shown on a detailed map.

The new feature has been developed using Microsoft's Virtual Earth platform and has increased page views in the historical records section by 50%.  

This new map feature follows the redesign of the site last month. It has 9 million registered members.


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