After a new update, maps will now zoom when you hover over the picture. This should help our readers see more of the image, as the light box doesn’t always do the best job with zooming in. One can still click on the image to make it fullscreen; however, now there are more options.
Kreis pages have also been updated to include links to Heimat websites and other useful webpages pertaining to each district. A few pages will be added to the menu this week for missing Kreise. The goal in this is to make research in each Kreis easier for native-English speakers to navigate. While your editor’s choice in browser is typically Firefox, using Chrome is preferred for family history research because users can right-click on the page and translate text from German or Polish into English. Most of the linked pages will not be in English, so use of a browser with automatic translation is advised.