Google Your Family Tree: Unlock the Hidden Power of Google for Your Genealogy Research by Daniel M. Lynch.
Google Your Family Tree has relevance to applications other than genealogy. A more appropriate title for the book might be “How to Use Google With Examples from Genealogy.” Whoever uses Google must get this book, whether you are a genealogist, a student with a homework assignment, or a cooking buff looking for a recipe.
Google has revolutionized information retrieval. Because just about everything and everyone is mentioned somehow on the Internet, this remarkable search engine is a boon to family history research. It can be The book is easy reading because it is rich with sample screens from Google. Google Your Family Tree is a must for every household, not merely for family history research, but for every family member that uses the Internet to glean information. used to find information about living persons, deceased persons of note, the history of ancestral towns and other facts relevant to family history research.
One might ask “What is there to Google beyond learning how to use keywords?” Google Your Family Tree author Dan Lynch does use the first 28 pages to rigorously demonstrate how to select and apply keywords, but the next 296 pages teaches the reader about many of the other capabilities of Google including: Language Tools, Google Books, Google News Archives, Google Images and Videos, Google Alerts and Google Maps. At this point we are only half done with the book. There are additional chapters on Blog Search, Google Earth, Google Notebook, Google Toolbar and Other Tips and Tricks.
The book is easy reading because it is rich with sample screens from Google. Google Your Family Tree is a must for every household, not merely for family history research, but for every family member that uses the Internet to glean information.
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