Genealogist's Google Cheat Sheet
Google is a powerful tool for discovering online information about your ancestors. And searching the web isn't Google's only strength: It's packed with other free features to enhance your family history research.
This cheat sheet will help you make the most of Google's free genealogy tools and records with at-a-glance charts, tips, tricks and example searches you need to research your family history online.
The Genealogist's Google Cheat Sheet is an eight-page PDF download enhanced with hyperlinks so you can click right through to try the recommended strategies. It gives you:
- Google search operators chart with example searches
- Google search syntaxes chart with example searches
- Google reference tools chart
- Quick links to useful Google tools and web pages
- Sample search strategy to find an ancestor using Google
- How to find old records and photos with Google Books, News Archive, Images and Patents
- Model source citations for information found via Google Books and News Archive
- Google Translate guide
- Tips for using Maps, Earth, Drive and other free Google tools
- Resources for learning more about Google's tools
Once you download the Genealogist's Google Cheat Sheet, you'll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Macs and Windows computers.