Note: Google recently removed the News Timeline feature mentioned in Lesson 1 of this class.
Go beyond simple web searches and take advantage of Google's other built-in tools, which can be just as helpful for family tree research. This course will explore four of the tools best suited to help you with your genealogy: News Archive and Timeline, Book Search, YouTube and Google Earth.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- What each tool does, and how to apply each tool to genealogy through sample searches and step-by-step instructions
- How to identify historical books and articles about your family and view them online (or offline)
- How to document your family history in multimedia and virtually visit and research ancestral places
- Tactics to find genealogy-related videos and create a personal "library" of helpful research footage
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- People who want to enhance their online research beyond basic searching
- People who would like to gain confidence in navigating the web
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- A free Google account (sign-up instructions will be provided)
- This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some investigation into your family history. If you are a total beginner, consider taking the Discover Your Family Tree course before enrolling in this class.