Have you bought this book yet? If not I highly recommend that you do! Chapter three covers advance searching in Google. I learned so many more search techniques and commands. Well, I read about them, and now I think I need to make a cheat sheet in order to practice and remember all of them! I had never used the advanced search before so this was very interesting and productive information.
I haven't played with all of the options yet, but plan to do so before moving on in the book. I recommend you read the book from beginning to end and not jump around in the book, as I know some people do. The reason for this is because the book builds on what you know and you will have a better understanding and reasoning of putting together great queries. You will find some commands you can use with Google, but not with the advanced search option. Also, find out some special searches you can do, genealogy related, and not!
Chapter four covers language tools. Have you researched to the point where another language comes into play? This chapter tells you about finding the language tools page and the break down of understanding the page. It helps you in searching and translating into different languages, what the results mean, and the clues that can be found. It talks about a special part of the Google tool bar, Google worldwide, and "special relevance's" for genealogists. I happen to need translation of a letter written in Norwegian, so when my play time comes for this chapter, you bet I will practice also with this letter!
I am really learning so much information about Google from this book, I thank Daniel M. Lynch for writing it!
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Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!