One of my friends shared something cool on my Facebook timeline yesterday. It's an online tool by the creators of Relative Finder. It's called Grandma's Pie.
Grandma's Pie is one of the projects listed on Brigham Young University's Family History Technology Lab's (FHTL) website. Click HERE to see a list of their projects.
Here's a partial screenshot from the FHTL project page showing Grandma's Pie. Grandma's Pie is described as follows on their page:
"This ain't your mom's pie. Grandma's Pie shows you where your ancestry is from, in interactive pie form! Currently, Grandma's Pie uses stale data (2-4 months old)."
I decided to give Grandma's Pie a try. Here's a screenshot of the login page. You will need a FamilySearch account to use this fun tool. It's easy to sign up for a FamilySearch account and it's free.
I clicked on "Show Multiple Generations" on the left side of the page to create my Great Grandparents pie chart. For the pie chart at the top of this post I clicked on "Show Single Generation."
See that little slider bar at the top of the page? To show more generations, just slide the button to the right or click anywhere on the bar with your cursor.
This pie chart shows where my ancestors were from through my 2X great-grandparents.
Another cool feature I discovered while playing with this fun tool is that when you hover your cursor over each section of your pie, the name and birthplace of that ancestor will appear.
What do you think? Pretty cool, right? If you'd like to try Grandma's Pie, click HERE. Give it a try and see how your pie chart looks.
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