Google for Genealogy

The Hidden Feature in Google Docs That Will Help You Research Your Ancestors

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.

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 you don’t want to miss.

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 …

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Google’s Free App Could Revolutionize How We Preserve Family Photos and Records

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.

This Smart New Tool from Google is the Perfect Genealogy Research Assistant!

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 …

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6 ‘Secret’ Google Search Tricks for Genealogy That’ll Help You Find Your Ancestors

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 …

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