Google Search and Google Maps for Genealogy

March 2nd, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Technology, T208, “A Proven Methodology for Using Google Search for Genealogy”
8 am, Thursday, 11 May 2017

Technology, T308, “Create a Free Map Collection in Google Earth Customized for Your Genealogy Research”
8 am, Friday, 12 May 2017

Speaker BIO: Lisa Louise Cooke is the producer of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, author of six books, video producer, online instructor, and genealogy magazine writer. Learn more about Lisa at www.LisaLouiseCooke.com.

Lisa describes her sessions: “When I find a new app or online tool, I ask myself ‘how can I use this for family history?  The answers are cultivated into the best tips and tricks for you and your genealogy journey. Here are some examples I will be sharing at NGS 2017.”

“A Proven Methodology for Using Google Search for Genealogy” (T208, 8 am, Thursday, 11 May 2017). Come and discover a myriad of free Google tools and see case studies that reveal the strategy and process for using them to solve genealogical mysteries. Google search strategies are based on algorithms and search operators that even a novice can learn. Visit my freeYouTube channel for a little taste of what’s to come in this informative and exciting class. <https://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGems>

“Create a Free Map Collection in Google Earth Customized for Your Genealogy Research” (T308, 8 am, Friday, 12 May 2017). Get ready for an“earth” shattering session that will leave you with an ah-ha moment! Learn how to find maps for ancestral locations, add them as overlays to Google Earth, and organize them into your personal reference collection for free. This innovative class will walk you through the how and why of using maps that are customized to your genealogy research. I have been a big supporter of using Google Earth for the purpose of genealogy since 2010. Maybe you have seen my free “Google Earth for Genealogy” video class already. It’s a great introduction that you can enjoy at home before you come to NGS. it will have you chomping at the bit to learn to create your own Map Collection in this session!

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