Lisa is well-known for teaching genealogists to harness the power of Google to search for ancestors online. Earlier this year, she shared this post to remind everyone that Google searching isn’t just about using the search box (though that’s a great start).
In fact, you can use different facets of Google to schedule your favorite searches to run 24/7. You can digitally dig into books, running an OCR search instead of tracking down the book in print and hoping it has a good index. You can find images, news articles and even scholarly articles that may shed more light on your family’s past. Click here to read the post and see how!
Want to see an example of how to use Google searches to locate missing record types? Click here to see how we taught one Gems follower to do just that. Want to read more inspiring posts like these? Click here to scroll through a run-down of all our Google posts.
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