Google Search Success for Genealogy - July 2024

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Stop Wasting Time Searching Online!

July 15, 2024 - August 11, 2024

Course Summary:

Are you stuck hitting brick walls in your genealogy research? Unleash the hidden power of Google with "Google Search Success for Genealogy" from Family Tree University!

This comprehensive online course, designed specifically for family history enthusiasts, equips you with the knowledge and tools to transform your online research.

Forget frustration and wasted time! You'll master powerful search techniques to uncover information about your ancestors. Learn how to leverage the latest Google search tricks to refine your queries and identify the most relevant sources.

We'll also delve into the hidden gems within Google's ecosystem, showing you how to utilize YouTube for historical context and ancestral footage, unearth digitized historical documents in Google Books, and leverage Google Images to find and identify long-lost photos. By the end of this course, you'll be a Google search pro, unearthing amazing discoveries and breathing life into your family history research.

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 4 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

What You Will Learn:

  • A step-by-step process for using Google search
  • How to effectively use search operators
  • How to alter your queries based on the search type
  • The secret to googling ancestors with common names
  • How to turn a single discovery into more discoveries
  • What to look for inside YouTube and Google Books
  • How to run reverse image search with Google Images
  • How to get the most from Googles platforms
  • Unique and hidden features to look for and how to use them

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials

How FTU courses work:

  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

Instructor Bio:

Lisa Louise Cooke is the producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast and the weekly YouTube show Elevenses with Lisa (both available at her website She’s the author of five books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox 3rd Edition, and a podcast producer and instructor and columnist for Family Tree Magazine.


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