Saturday, October 4th at 2 p.m.
In the Community Room
Expert genealogist and family historian, Philip Hayes, will be presenting on how to use Google to find your family's story. He will teach you to use:
- Google Search. With over 20 million indexed pages, Google is the most valuable search tool for Genealogists. Learn how to use boolean search queries to filter your results and discover hidden content related to your ancestors.
- Google Alerts. Learn how to leverage Google Alerts, a free content monitoring service that will notify you when new content related to your interests appears in the Google Search Index.
- Google Books. Search the text of almost 130 million books – over 4 billion digital pages, to find content related to your ancestors.
- Google News. There are over 25,000 news sites in the Google News Index. Google aggregates all the news content from these sites into one search engine
- Google Maps & Earth. Pinpoint your ancestors homestead and more!
- Google Translate. Learn how to use Google’s free translation service. It allows you to enter text and translate to and from a variety of languages.
Come Talk About Your Work at 1 p.m.
This is an informal one hour discussion session/round table where everyone is invited to participate. Think of the most important question or issue that you have about your genealogy. It may be a brick wall that you are facing with one of your ancestors, a question of wanting to know where to find a particular resource, or a success that you are dying to share with the rest of us.