Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekly Planner: Google a Person, Place, or Thing

Every week, starting on Sunday, I'll be posting a Weekly Planner. (View the original post here)

This week is to Google a Person, Place or Thing.

Ever wondered what great-grandma’s hometown in Ireland looked like? Google the town. Need to know if a historical figure has ties to your family history? Google his or her biography. Is that disease great-grandmother and her sister died of hereditary? Google the disease. Where did grandma get that crazy teapot? Google the manufacturer’s name that is on the bottom and add some descriptive keywords. In many cases, the answers to questions like these are just a few clicks away.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Courtney, for becoming a followers of my blog! We are so lucky to have Google, aren't we? Can you imagine that 35 years ago when I started gen-research, I actually had to look up all of the above things at libraries! And imagine that you--in New York--and I--in Salt Lake City--are just a click apart. Amazing, isn't it.