Let’s Talk About…. Google for Genealogy

Google should be one of the most-used tools in your genealogy tool box. The “wag” is that you can ask Google for information on a zillion subjects. (No, Google will NOT be able to tell you where great-grandma was buried.)

Family Tree Magazine offered this 8-page Cheat Sheet as an insert in their magazine a while back. My opinion? It’s worth the $9.99 but ONLY IF you use it! ๐Ÿ˜

Here are the front page Google Search Tips:

  • Save time; search properly
  • Disregard punctuation
  • Disregard capitalization
  • Don’t stress spelling
  • Put the most important search term first
  • Use the Advanced feature
  • Set up Google alerts/automated searches
  • Use Google Chrome

Did you know Google offers (for free):

  • Google Books, 40 billion books
  • Google Translate
  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • Google Drive
  • MORE!

There are dozens of tutorials on YouTube (also part of the Google family) to teach you!

Genealogical research is more than just picking the “low-hanging fruit” and sitting back. Genealogical research is learning how to reach that “higher” fruit!ย  Google can help, I guarantee. ๐Ÿ˜€