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This Hidden Feature in Google Docs Will Help You Research Your Ancestors - Woman Typing

Google is an integral part of modem genealogical research. Whether we're conducting a search, reading archived material, taking notes or scanning photos, many of us have come to count on Google's free tools. But there's one research tool that gets missed all too often by family historians because it is hidden inside of Google's well-known word processing tool, Docs.

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This Clever Google Search Tactic Will Help You Find Your Ancestors on Any Genealogy Website

Have you ever been on a genealogy website, trying to find a specific detail about your ancestor, when you discovered that the search functionality was too limited to turn up the information you need? What about those sites who only offer a separate search for each database? Or perhaps you have found websites that have no search function at all. How can you uncover what you're looking for on these sites to avoid missed records? Here's a simple solution ...

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By Jodi Bash Have you ever taken a really long road trip? The kind that takes days to get where you’re going? It’s not as common anymore with cheap, safe air travel. I love the road trip personally - no time constraints, no restrictions on shampoo bottle size, no turbulence! After each trip I understand so much more about terrain, road quality, how long it takes to get somewhere. We take all this for granted when flying, ...

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This Google Trick Reveals Thousands of Free Genealogy Books on Amazon

Do you know that Amazon.com offers tens of thousands of free kindle books - many of which are family history focused? From pedigrees to local histories, to reference manuals and even genealogy-focused fiction - these no-cost ebooks provide a wealth of information to family history researchers. No, we're not talking about the Prime Lending Library or Kindle Unlimited (which provide free kindle books by subscription on Amazon). We're talking about ebooks that are available to download at no ...

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The One Google Search Trick Every Genealogist Needs to Know Now

One of the most powerful tools modern family historians have at their disposal is a Google search. A search for our ancestors through Google is one of the best ways to discover new records that exist outside of the genealogy research sites we use regularly. From turning up entries in old books or newspapers, to revealing the archives of small repositories - Google can be a powerful friend. However, there is a big difference between turning up a lot ...

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PhotoScan uses your phone (or tablet's) camera and flash to quickly scan a photo or document and then applies various filters to provide the best results -- including glare reduction, cropping and perspective correction. Once photos or documents are scanned they can easily be stored in your Google Photos account (or anywhere else that you back up your photos) and can, of course, be saved to your family tree or shared with others.

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Online research is getting better and better every day. With new free websites, databases and research groups popping up everywhere, family historians have a seemingly endless supply of records and resources to help them uncover family details. But with all of the amazing information now available at our fingertips it can be difficult to keep track of it all. Whether you're on a research site perusing possible record matches, taking a family history course or reading helpful articles, it helps to ...

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Most of us use Google search to look for our ancestors on a regular basis. After all, once we're done searching our favorite family history sites directly, Google is our best bet for locating new records online. But finding valuable data via Google search can be hard since there are so many sites, and so many pages of data. After typing in an ancestor's name and a few details we often find that we've turned up hundreds or thousands ...

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Do you have an old family photo you can't identify? Are you unsure of the time period or place a photo was taken in? Perhaps you want to connect with others who are researching a specific ancestor you have an image of? If so, Google Image Search offers a unique way to explore your family history. Google image searches for genealogy can be used to: Find websites that have information about a specific ancestor you are researching ...

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