Sunday, April 19, 2009

Google Your Family Tree

The Glenview Public Library has purchased the followiong book that can help you with your genealogy:

Google your family tree : unlock the hidden power of Google by Daniel M. Lynch.
929.1 LYN

There is also a copy in the Reference Genealogy collection.

This book explains how to use the many powerful capabilities contained within Google to jumpstart a family history search, in simple, easy-to-understand language.

It teaches you how to use basic and advanced search operators to filter results; find puvlished information about your family history; discover visuals to help illustrate your family story using Google Images and Video; explore your ancestral homelands with Google Maps and Google Earth; ; conduct research in historical newspapers using the Google News Archive; set up automated searches using Googlle Alerts; use language tools to find and translate foreign content; and make the most of free websites for genealogy.

Examples of advanced Google searches you may not have tried before include the Google Phonebook search; intext, intitle, and inurl searches; and organizing your research using Google Notebook.

The appendix includes five sections about beginninig genealogy, best web sites, information about internet search engines, and a concise summary of Google commands and syntax with their use for genealogy.

1 comment:

Richard C. Lambert said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, big fan. Keep up the good work andplease tell me when can you publish more articles or where can I read more on the subject?