Showing posts with label Dan Lynch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Lynch. Show all posts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Google Your Family Tree

If you can't get to one of Dan Lynch's talks about how to use Google to research your roots, the next best thing is to buy his Google Your Family Tree. It's an excellent reference book for finding ancestors and family information using the search engine we all use every day (and thought we knew how to use). I bought it after his talk last night and will leave it on my desk for handy reference after I finish reading.

His book's web site has preformatted search queries where you can plug in family names, places, dates, etc. and, with a click, put the power of Google to work for you. Try them here. I didn't know about using ~ or * for genealogical searches but now--look out!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch is speaking at a local genealogy club and I'll be in the audience. He recently published a book, "Google Your Family Tree," which he'll be discussing at the meeting. Last time I heard Dan speak, his Google tips helped me find my first cousin, living only 100 miles away. Thanks, Dan!