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 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
- 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: