lu02One 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 Google Earth for Genealogy. The video series is a two volume DVD set.

Lisa Louise Cooke, the producer and host of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show.

Volume I provide step-by-step instructions to the following:

  • Download & Use Google Earth
  • Identify Old Photos
  • Explore Church Record Origins
  • Plot Ancestor Homesteads
  • Create Historic Map Overlays
  • Save & Share Images

This 72-minute DVD tutorial video is made up of 7 video lessons.

Volume II provides step-by-step instructions to the following:

  • Pinpoint Property
  • Locate Original Land Surveys
  • Customize Place Marks
  • Create and Share Family History Tours
  • Ad Video to Maps
  • Incorporate 3D Models
  • Ad Focus with Polygons and Paths

lu03The DVD also includes:

  • Introduction Video
  • Website Links
  • Access to Bonus Podcast Interview
  • Downloadable Images

This 95-minute DVD tutorial video is made up of 7 video lessons

 

Anyone interested in expanding their use of Google Earth in a fun way while adding a new level of interest to their genealogy research should watch these great instructional videos.

Both volumes are available from Family Root Publishing:

Google Earth for Genealogy, Volume I

Google Earth for Genealogy, Volume  II