Bust a Brick Wall by Speaking Google’s Language

Bust a Brick Wall by Speaking Google’s Language

Bust a genealogy brick wall by learning to speak Google's language. Proper use of Google's basic search operators will have you plowing through walls in your research in nothing flat!  Genealogy information is sprinkled across the millions of websites on the web....

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3 Clever Ways to Share Family History with Kids

3 Clever Ways to Share Family History with Kids

If you're like me, you would give anything to share family history with kids and not be met with an eye roll. Here are three clever ways to capture their imagination, put a smile on their face, and most importantly, help them soak in the importance of their family...

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Why You Should be Researching Court Records

Why You Should be Researching Court Records

Researching court records may require some advanced genealogical skills, but the benefits are worth the effort. Lisa Louise Cooke helps a reader get out of a genealogical slump and makes the case for why you should be researching court records. Our reader shared: I...

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3 Ways to Improve Your Genealogy Blog

3 Ways to Improve Your Genealogy Blog

Creating and maintaining a genealogy blog is a fun and rewarding way to share your family history. Blogging is also effective in finding cousin connections! If you are worried your blog isn't pulling in the cousins you expected, elevate your ranking in search results...

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Upcoming Events and Lectures for Lisa

Upcoming Events and Lectures for Lisa

We know you want to keep up-to-date with where Lisa will be giving her lectures and presentations. This fall, we have three upcoming events. Here all the details: Upcoming Events: Kansas The Johnson County Genealogical Society will be holding an all day seminar on the...

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Learn to Leapfrog by Speaking Google’s Language!

Learn to Leapfrog by Speaking Google’s Language!

Speaking Google's language will have you "genealogy leapfrogging!" It's a new phrase coined by Gems reader, Steve, after his amazing discovery using the Google search techniques shared by Lisa in a recent lecture. You too can make some giant leaps in your genealogy...

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Google Books for Genealogy Success Story

Google Books for Genealogy Success Story

Using Google Books for genealogy is a successful tool to many. A Gem's reader shares the remarkable story she uncovered using the tips for using Google Books she learned from a recent Genealogy Gems Premium podcast. From Genealogy Gems Premium member: “Hi Lisa, I was...

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Google Slides for Genealogy

Google Slides for Genealogy

You can use Google Slides for genealogy to create one-of-a-kind presentations, a virtual scrapbook, or a virtual library list...and it's free! Here's how to take advantage of yet another awesome Google tool. I was recently asked if there was a software program or app,...

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