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Tracing Your Ancestors Using Google

Over the past few years, the folks who publish Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and the History Magazine have created a series of journals offering a collection of previously published article, gathered together on a single topic. Here are some of the publications we have already seen: Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors Life During the […]

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The New Google Maps is Out!

The following is from the Google Maps blog. Over the coming weeks, the new Google Maps will make its way onto desktops around the world. Many of you have been previewing it since its debut last May, and thanks to your helpful feedback we’re ready to make the new Maps even more widely available. It’s […]

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Google Glass Price Expected To Be $600

The following excerpt is from an article by Adnan Farooqui on 01/02/2014 on ubergizmo.com There has been a lot of speculation about Google Glass and when the company is finally going to open it up to the public. The first wave of Glass units were offered for sale to select “Explorers.” Over the past year […]

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Google Books Lawsuit Dismissed

The following teaser is from the Nov. 14, 2013 edition of USAToday: SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Thursday landed a key legal victory against the publishing industry in what could pave the way for the search giant to continue its quest to scan the world’s books. A New York federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit […]

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Using Google Books to Get Free Copies of Pages of Books in the Family History Library

Some time ago, FamilySearch announced a FREE Lookup service whereby they would scan pages of books found in the Family History Library for patrons who couldn’t actually get to the library itself. They have now published a blog explaining in detail how one can use Google Books to find family in the Google snippets of […]

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Google For Genealogists – Webinar-on-CD

Popular speaker and creator of GeneaBloggers.com, Thomas MacEntee, has been Legacy Family Tree’s most prolific guest webinar speaker. His presentations are easy going and easy to follow. One of his ever popular presentations was Google for Genealogists, which is available on CD for revisiting at any time. In Google for Genealogists, MacEntee examines the familiar […]

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Google Earth for Genealogy, Volumes I and II

One of the many great tools, beside web searches, provided by Google is Google Earth. But how can Google Earth help you as a genealogist? Google Earth has the power to geographically document your ancestor’s lives. Lisa Louise Cooke, producer and host of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, has a developed a tutorial video series called […]

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Give “Google Your Family Tree” for Christmas and Get a Free Upgrade to the 2nd Edition

Family Roots Publishing is offering a great Christmas promotional for Google Your Family Tree. The book has been previously reviewed on this sites (click here to read) and continues to be a popular title. Author Daniel M. Lynch is working diligently on a second edition of the book due out next year. However FRP doesn’t […]

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Getting the Most, and Then a Little More, from Google Earth

Earlier in the week, we looked at a DVD from Lisa Louise Cook entitled Google Earth for Genealogy, Volume I. As mentioned, the DVD is part of a set. Here, we look at Volume II. One of the many great tools, beside web searches, provided by Google is Google Earth. But how can Google Earth […]

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Getting the Most from Google Earth

One of the many great tools, beside web searches, provided by Google is Google Earth. But how can Google Earth help you as a genealogist. Lisa Louise Cooke, producer and host of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, has a developed a tutorial video series called Google Earth for Genealogy. The video series is a two […]

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Improved Google Research Results Are Within Your Reach

Ten years ago, when I wrote Mastering Search Engines, Google was in its infancy. Back then, Google was known for the volume of Internet pages it had indexed, about 3 billion at that time. However, search results were not as well ordered and accurate as they later became. Advanced searching was anything but. Google did […]

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Learning Google Tools for Genealogists

Google is far more than a basic search engine. While it may have started as a basic engine, the additional tools Google provides for free makes Google an excellent, all-around research assistant. Google Alerts for up to the minute web tracking, free email for all through Gmail, iGoogle is a search dashboard for your own […]

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Google Map Maker Lets You Edit in Google Maps & Google Earth

Google Map Maker now allows Google users to edit the maps in Google Maps and Google Earth. It’s meant to allows people to add and modify things they know about on the maps. I’ve got to wonder if there is an historic aspect to this… The following is from the website. Introducing Google Map Maker […]

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Swiss Court Orders Google to Manually Blur Street View Images

The following teaser is from an article posted at searchenginewatch.com: Google’s Street View mapping service infringes privacy, a Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has ruled. Google must blur all faces, license plates, and ensure the complete anonymity of people near sensitive facilities. “According to the recent ruling, everyone has the right to their own image. So […]

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“Google Your Family Tree” Tops the Genealogy Guidebook Sales Charts

We’ve been selling Dan Lynch’s Google Your Family Tree at the Family Roots Publishing website, and at conferences since last December. The book is a wealth of information, and it’s not surprising that the book has turned out to be one of the genealopgical best sellers. The following is what I wrote about it last […]

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