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Google for the Wise Genealogist
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Everyone knows that Google is a powerful search engine, but for genealogists Google provides so much more. This course will explore Google programs and how they can be used to research family history. You will be introduced to a variety of Google products, how to navigate those products and specifically how to use them to further your genealogical research. Google provides free software, digitized books and articles, mapping, access to newspapers, translation tools and more. Learn how to use Google for finding information, creating and sharing documents, groups, websites and blogs as well as using it to map your ancestors. Learn about popular Google products like Google search, Google Maps and Google Books as well as the not so well-known products like Google Bookmarks, Google Alerts, Google Scholar, Google Groups and Google Sites. Google is the best non-genealogy, genealogy website there is!

Course Content

Module 1
Google Products
Getting Started with Google
• What is Google?
• Google Account
• Google Alerts
• Gmail
• Google Toolbar
• Google Keep

Module 2
Getting the Most Out of the Google the Search Engine
What Will a Search on Google Find?
Structuring Your Search
Searching on Google
• Any Time
Search Techniques
• Google Advanced Search
Continuing Your Search
Additional Resources

Module 3
Map Your Ancestors!
Using Google Maps to Find Your Ancestor’s Home
• Ways to View a Google Map
• Images on Google Maps
• Your Places Features
• Examples for Using Your Places
Google Maps on the Go
Google Earth
• Using Google Earth

Module 4
Google Books The Best Non-Genealogy, Genealogy Website
Introduction to Google Books
• What Types of Books Will You Find?
• Preview Options
• How to Find Books Not Digitized by Google Books
• Searching on Google Books
My Library
• Using My Library
Additional Resources

Module 5
Collaborate with Google Drive
Introduction to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides
• Using Google Docs for Word Processing
• Using Google Docs for Research
• Using Google Sheets for Spreadsheets
• Using Google Slides for Presentations
• Collaborating with Others
Google Drive

Module 6
Blog Your Family History
Blogs and Blogging
• Creating Your Blog
• Maintaining a Blog
• Ways to Use a Blog for Genealogy
• Features of Blogger
• Next Steps for Your Blog
• Finding Blogs
Let’s Hangout!

Module 7
Other Google Products
Google News
Google Scholar
• Using Google Scholar for Genealogy
Google Patents
• Searching on Google Patent Search
Parlez-vous Franηais? You can with Google Translate
• Introduction to Google Translate
• Languages Supported
• Translate
• The Google Translate Website

Module 8
Even More Google Products
Google Groups
• Uploading to YouTube
• Playlists
Google Sites
Googles Blogs
Additional Resources

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