How amazing would it be to wander the streets of your ancestors’ hometown? See the old country of your immigrant forebears? View the precise plot of land your great-great-grandparents farmed? You can do all this and more without a bus or plane ticket—Google Earth allows you to explore your ancestors’ world from the comfort of home.
Let Google Earth expert Lisa Louise Cookebe your guide to mastering the genealogy benefits of this free software in one short week. You’ll learn how to tap into Google Earth’s robust features to bring depth and a new perspective to your family history research, as well as create projects that enhance your genealogy with a “wow!” factor.
Besides learning the genealogical power of Google Earth through video sessions and step-by-step written lessons, you’ll work on your own Google Earth project to showcase your own family history. Lisa will be on hand during the workshop to answer questions and offer suggestions on your project—including two live Q&A/consultation sessions.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to make the most of Lisa’s expertise! The author of The Genealogist's Google Toolbox and host of the Genealogy Gems podcast teaches extensively on Google Earth across the country. But for this workshop, you don’t even have to change out of your jammies!
As with all FTU courses, you make your own schedule, so you can log in and participate anytime that's convenient to you! Do one lesson or video per day or cram it all in over a long weekend—you'll be able to immediately apply what you've learned to your research.