Advanced Google for Genealogists: Techniques to Take Your Research to the Next Level

Attention, Google users: Want to get more out of the most popular search engine? In this course, you’ll learn how to tame Google’s seemingly endless search results to find the answers you need—including solutions to common genealogy search dilemmas, such as looking for names that double as familiar words (Ward, Shore) and bypassing results for famous people with your ancestral surname. You’ll also take advantage of Google features and services that will help you research more efficiently.

COURSE BEGINS: There are no sessions currently scheduled for this course. It is available as part of the Google Master Class course.
COURSE LENGTH: 4 weeks
TUITION: $99.99 ($89.99 for VIP)
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Louise Cooke (Bio)

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Techniques to deal with challenging surname searches and other genealogy search dilemmas
  • How to use Gmail to become a more efficient researcher
  • The ins and outs of the new search results bar
  • How to use Google’s translation tools for overseas research

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

  • Genealogists who want to streamline their Google searching
  • People who are familiar with Google but want to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: REQUIREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • A free Google account
  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some work with Google. If you are a beginner, consider taking Mastering Google Search

COURSE SYLLABUS
Lesson 1: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Google Search

  • Introduction
  • Caffeine
  • Gmail
  • Quiz

Lesson 2: Using Advanced Search Techniques to Solve Search Dilemmas

  • Challenge #1: Too many low-quality results
  • Challenge #2: Surnames that are common words or shared by famous people
  • More Challenges, More Strategies
  • Quiz

Lesson 3: Getting Better Connected and Organized with Google

  • iGoogle: Your Personal Genealogy Homepage
    • Everything you need to know. Step-by-step
  • Exercise

Lesson 4: Specialized Google Tools for International Research

  • Google Translate
  • Google Translation Toolkit
  • Google Script
  • Quiz

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