Last week I got an email about a complimentary webinar from Legacy Family Tree. I thought I’d try it out. I have taken other course through webinars and found them fun and informative. It was Google for Genealogy web products. What an amazing search engine you can use for so many functions. Google has 155 products and many are easily adapted for genealogy.
I have been on line for Google searching, Google Books, Google Maps and Google Earth, but if you travel frequently for research, Google Calendar, Google Voice, and Google Transcription would be very handy. For working at home, Google Alerts would keep you on top of what is added on the web about your family, Google Translate would help with those German records you can’t decipher, and Google News Archives might help you locate that obituary.
There are so many records on line, try to locate them first through a search engine. You might be surprised with what you find. With Google, you need to have an account. It is free to sign up. There may be some costs to certain products if you want to order maps, etc.
I’m looking forward to more Legacy webinars. Check them out on line at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp