Whether you’re just beginning to tap into popular search engine Google or are an experienced user looking to leverage tools like Google Reader and the Google News Archive, we can help.
Google for Genealogy, Family Tree University’s new 4-week class, from Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 13, will teach you how to effectively use Google to power to your genealogical research.
Here are four keys to success for Google searching:
- Keep it simple. Less is more when it comes to search. Start simple and then revise your search to follow the right path.
- Use your imagination. Think like someone who would post a web page with the kind of information you’re looking for. Think like a genealogist for charts and reports; think like a railroad historian for background information on the railroad your grandfather worked for; and think like a librarian when searching for books.
- Use focused, descriptive words. Each word should pack a search punch!
- Try a variety of search options. Remember: “Search strategies” is a plural phrase and implies that a number of searches be conducted to get the best results.
Learn much more in Google for Genealogy, including:
- Google search essentials
- Advanced searching strategies
- Navigating Gmail, Google+ and Google Reader
- How and why to use Google Books and the Google News Archive
- Translating websites, documents and plain text with Google Translate
- Creating and managing Google Alerts
- Sharing documents with Google Drive (formerly Google Docs)
- Preview of Google Earth
Ready to amp up your search capabilities in 2013? Click here to register.