Google Earth for Genealogists Online Course

Visit Your Ancestral Homes Virtually


Most of us never get to travel to all the places our ancestors lived, but you can follow in their footsteps - at least online. Google Earth, a free software program, lets you experience faraway locations from the comfort of your own home. In this 4-week course, you'll tap into the program's robust features to bring depth and a new perspective to your family history research. 



By the end of the workshop, you'll be using Google Earth to not only see where your ancestor lived, but you'll also use Google Earth to understand the historical events your ancestors lived through and incorporate their places into your research.


Course runs from January 21 - February 17, 2019

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Travel in your ancestor’s footsteps without leaving home!

In this 4-week online genealogy course, you’ll learn how to use this handy software in your genealogy to pinpoint the starting location of your immigrant ancestors as well as experience faraway locations, so you can see the places where your ancestors lived. You'll get several video demonstrations and hands-on exercises so you can start putting what you've learned into practice with your own family history and see results from the start.

You’ll love this course if:

  • You want to see what your ancestor’s home town looks like
  • You want tools to understand the journey your immigrant ancestors took
  • You want to incorporate more maps and geography into your genealogy research
  • You want a great mapping software that allows you to create overlays and customized views.

This online course contains four lessons in written and video form. You’ll have plenty of exercises to try throughout so you can put what you’ve learned into practice and Lisa will be on hand to answer questions and offer feedback in the discussion boards for each lesson.

”Very appreciative of how quickly Lisa responded to a slight problem I was having with an exercise. Clear suggestions for me and I appreciated the attachment she sent.” - Elaine F.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • How to save, share and organize information in Google Earth
  • How to overlay historical maps
  • How to plot your ancestor's homestead
  • How to create a virtual "family history tour" to share with others

”This course was so full of information, I printed all lessons and downloaded all videos so I can use it as a reference.” - Marianne B.

About Your Instructor

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. In addition to Genealogy Gems, Lisa works closely with Family Tree Magazine as producer and host of the Family Tree Magazine podcast, a regular contributor for the magazine, and curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University.

How it Works

Our 4-week courses don’t require you to log on at a certain time of day to access the materials. From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and download your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in a few times per week to answer all of the questions and provide feedback.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Locating Ancestral Homes and Locations
  • Exploring Additional Locations

Lesson 2: Saving, Organizing and Sharing

  • Placemarks: Creating, Naming and Organizing
  • Folders
  • Moving Placemarks Between Folders
  • Deleting Files or Folders
  • Organizing Files and Saving Images

Lesson 3: Historical Images and Maps

  • Historical Imagery
  • Rumsey Historical Maps
  • Creating Your Own Historic Map Overlay
  • Saving and Sharing Custom Historic Map Overlays
  • Where Google Earth and the Census Intersect

Lesson 4: Plotting Your Ancestor’s Homestead

  • Plotting an Ancestor’s Homestead
  • Land Patent Details
  • Get to Know the Community

Lesson 5: Fun With Images and Videos

  • Genealogical Images in Placemarks
  • Adding Videos to Google Earth Maps
  • Focusing on an Area
  • Recording a Family History Tour of Your Embellished Map
  • Adding a Virtual Tour Guide Placemark
  • Saving Content Rich Family History Maps
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU Q0336
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Lisa Louise Cooke
Runtime 4 weeks
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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