Great Google Resources for Genealogists

Tonight my very distant cousin, Madam Patrice, is hosting to discuss how Google resources can save you money and help you get your research done.



19:01:25 From Melissa Barker : Hello Everyone!
19:01:37 From Rose Mazza to All panelists : hello
19:01:45 From Richard Scott to All panelists : hi
19:02:03 From Betty-Lu Burton : Hello Melissa
19:02:44 From Melissa Barker : Hello Betty-Lu
19:14:49 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Chrome
19:15:03 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : .
19:15:04 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company’s social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution.
19:15:15 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : If you choose to switch to Google Photos, you can continue to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader at
19:15:25 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Google Earth Explore worldwide satellite imagery and 3D buildings and terrain for hundreds of cities. Zoom to your house or anywhere else, then dive in for a 360° view. The Web version is here:
19:15:26 From Cousin Russ : What happened to Picasa? See Moving on from Picasa
19:23:15 From Betty-Lu Burton : No but kids still need to know how to look things up in books also.
19:24:52 From Betty-Lu Burton : I love it on Relative Race when they give the younger contestants paper maps and the contestants are like what is this, how do use it
19:27:05 From Cousin Russ: Gail Dever writes regarding Google Translate “The list of synonyms can also help a genealogist determine if translations are not quite accurate.”
19:31:56 From Cousin Russ: Google Calendar – Here’s Dear MYRTLE’s *free* calendar embedded in her blog. You can do this for your society as long as you have a Gmail account for your society.
19:32:11 From Susan Bleimehl : I use Google Translate all the time when I communicate with a cousin in Germany. I type my message in English, put it into the translator and convert it into German so both languages are represented. He learned English in school, but still needs to use a dictionary now and then. He says the translator does a good job of converting the English to German, but still reads my email in English to understand what I’m writing on occasion.
19:34:08 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : My DearMYRTLE calendar gets messed up when trying to add to my calendar?
19:37:04 From Launa Droescher to All panelists : adding from emails
19:39:30 From Betty-Lu Burton : I do but it has been a long time since I did a blog
19:40:31 From Cousin Russ to All panelists : Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE

19:40:41 From Cousin Russ: More Blogging for Beginners with DearMYRTLE

19:40:59 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s Blogs: Easy-to-Make Web Pages
19:53:28 From Kathleen Daetsch : There is also open office
19:58:01 From Cousin Russ : Google Patents (full text from around the world.
19:58:26 From Cousin Russ : Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. Launched on March 20, 2013, Google Keep is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio. Wikipedia. Initial release date: March 20, 2013. Operating system: Android, iOS, web.
19:58:36 From Cousin Russ  : Google Keep is found here:
19:58:46 From Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday – Google Keep
19:58:57 From Cousin Russ : DearMYRTLE’s WACKY Wednesday – YouTube Quick Study
20:04:17 From Kathleen Daetsch : I have used google book over the years

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