Wednesday, April 25, 2012

May Meeting: Google with Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Research Class: 12:30 PM
Main Program: 1:45 PM

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, California

Lisa Louise Cooke will present this month's research class: Google Earth for Genealogy. Google Earth is a 360-degree, three-dimensional way to view your ancestor's world. In this class you will learn how to identify old photos, plot, and virtually visit your ancestor's homestead, and incorporate historic maps. Google Earth has the power to geographically document your ancestors' lives, and lends itself very well to collaboration with other researchers. It’s one of the best online genealogical tools available, and best of all, it’s FREE!

After the research class will be a brief business meeting at 1:00 PM, followed by some tasty snacks and time for chatting with other members. Don't miss the drawings for some excellent prizes!

Ms. Cooke will then present the main program, Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems (Part I). This presentation covers getting a free Google account, creating your own "Genealogy Dashboard" with iGoogle, incorporating genealogy blog and podcast gadgets, desktop tools, and the Tabs feature,

You won't want to miss these terrific presentations by Lisa Louise Cooke!

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Lisa Louise Cooke has been passionate about family history since she was a little girl sitting at her grandmother's knee looking at old family scrapbooks. It's a dream come true to have turned that passion into a career. She is the producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an audio and video genealogy show available in iTunes. She also hosts the monthly Family Tree Magazine Podcast and videocasts for Family History Expos, as well as authoring the Genealogy Gems News Blog.

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