The following press release was sent to Olive Tree Genealogy by Dnyastree. I took a look and really enjoyed their new Surname Map for Canada. There's also one for USA and other locations.
New York, March 5, 2009 – Family network dynastree just launched the Canadian version of its famous Surname Maps. The free tool that shows the surname distribution of more than 600,000 Canadian last names is the perfect companion for surname research.
The Canadian surnames, mostly of English and French origin, can be searched for under http://www.dynastree.ca. The distribution among the provinces is shown in a coloured map,the user can choose from relative or absolute distribution. With the help of dynastree’s tool,the origin of surnames can be researched quickly and easily.
Dynastree is a fast-growing family network to build a family tree. Once the family tree is started, relatives can be invited directly to add knowledge and help to extend its reach.Together, family members can enter information on other relatives and ancestors. The communication with relatives and friends can be established and carried on even if the connection had been lost or if they live far away.