Editor’s Pick: Search Engine Tips and Tricks Webinar

Editor’s Pick: Search Engine Tips and Tricks Webinar

You know the search engine commercial where a guy’s wife asks him if he got the tickets to Hawaii, and he answers “Hawaii 5-0. 'Book 'em, Danno!' Aloha! Mele Kalikimaka …”? (Watch it here.)That’s not unlike what can happen when you type your ancestors’ names into a search...


You know the search engine commercial where a guy’s wife asks him if he got the tickets to Hawaii, and he answers “Hawaii 5-0. ‘Book ’em, Danno!’ Aloha! Mele Kalikimaka …”? (Watch it here.)

That’s not unlike what can happen when you type your ancestors’ names into a search engine. Instead of your Henry Sommers, born in 1872, you get “Henry Sommer testified before the Senate Judiciary…” and “Kressel, Henry; Sommers, Henry S. …”

Our next webinar, Search Engine Tips and Tricks: Google Techniques to Boost Your Research, will help you avoid the noise and get to meaningful results about your family and the places they lived.

Presenter Lisa Louise Cooke will demonstrate

  • Tips for phrasing your searches
  • How to tailor your searches to fetch what you’re looking for
  • Hints to take advantage of tools such as Google Books and News Archive

The webinar takes place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm Eastern. Your registration includes participation in the live presentation and Q&A session, access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you want, a PDF of the presentation slides, and a bonus handout.

Registration costs $39.99 through Feb. 11. After that, it’ll be $49.99. (Family Tree VIP program members get another 10 percent off.)

Register in Family Tree Shop. After your purchase, be sure to follow the link on your confirmation page to complete your webinar sign-up.

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