Thursday, March 12, 2009

Google Your Family Tree - Part 3

It has been awhile since I have updated you on this book by Daniel M. Lynch, so I thought it was about time to do so again!

Chapter five is all about Google Books, exploring, searching, and results. Again, there is a special relevance section to genealogists, along with a special note for family history research. Now, I have to admit that I had heard about Google Books, but not used the actual search myself. I know, shame on me! This chapter has given me the encouragement and desire to research this area of Google. Recently, I was sent some information regarding one of my ancestors that came through a Google book search. This has also intensified my desire to explore Google Books!

Chapter six covers the Google News Archive. This was a very interesting chapter as it gave me many ideas I may never have thought about before, in regards to searching for articles about my ancestors. Advanced news archive search should be getting easier and convenient by now, if you have read the book to this point. A results page explanation is given to help you understand the results of your search. Actually, there is a lot of information coverage regarding your results! Fee based content and free content are also covered. Mr. Lynch has a section explaining how to use the news archive to explore a family history. What a great section this is!

Remember to use those carefully thought out queries, and if you haven't read this book, it is full of wonderful information for those of us who are novices using Google.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Msteri



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