Time Travel with Google Earth
SESSION: F358, TIME & DATE: Friday, 10 May 2019, at 4:00 p.m.
Traveling back in time is every genealogists dream! Get one step closer to achieving time travel using the free Google Earth Pro software. See how old maps, genealogical records, photos, images, and even old home movies and videos come together to create stunning time travel experiences.
Lisa Louise Cooke, author of the book The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, will be your guide. She makes technology fun and easy to understand. You’ll soon be telling time travel stories that excite even your non-genealogist relatives!
Our first stop on the time travel journey is digging into the historic maps buried in the software. Use the “Historical Imagery Tool” to travel back through recent decades, seeing the evolution of old family neighborhoods. Next, travel through changing U.S. county boundaries further back in time. Our final stop will be creating your own “Family History Tour”. These captivating visual, geographic tours tell detailed stories of your ancestors. Lisa pioneered this technique over a decade ago and developed it into a robust, easy to create presentation. You will “WOW” your kids and grand-kids with this!
All levels of genealogists will enjoy this session. Some tech know-how is needed, but if you’re comfortable downloading a file online, copying and pasting, and understand simple basics of cloud storage, you’ll be ready to enjoy this class.
Lisa Louise Cooke’s books and video series will be available at the Genealogy Gems booth #601 in the Exhibit Hall. A special conference sale price on her website membership will be offered that includes video training on using Google and Google Earth Pro for genealogy. Visit www.genealogygems.com/NGS for information on Lisa’s NGS sessions, demo classes, and activities and prize giveaways at the booth.
More Google search strategies can be found at her Saturday 8:00 a.m. session S408, Google Search Secrets Revealed.
BIO: Lisa Louise Cooke is an international speaker, author, and CEO of GenealogyGems.com, a genealogy education company featuring The Genealogy Gems Podcast and Premium eLearning Membership. She’s the author of several books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and Mobile Genealogy. She’s also a columnist for Family Tree Magazine and produces the Family Tree Magazine Podcast.