Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Good Book


Recently I purchased Lisa Louise Cooke's new book, The Genealogist's Google Toolbox. It is better than good ... it's excellent. Over the past few years Lisa Louise Cooke has become a popular name in genealogy circles, along with her web site presence of Genealogy Gems. She produces and hosts the Genealogy Gems Podcast which is available in iTunes, the monthly Family Tree Magazine Podcast and videocasts for Family History Expos. She also blogs at Genealogy Gems News Blog. Yes, she's a busy lady.

Her 209 page, 8.5x11 inch book is packed with information and illustrations. I love the illustrations. Why did I need to buy another genealogy book? I play Lisa Louise Cooke's great CDs on Google Earth over and over. Once involved in actual Google Earth use, I have to go back and review them. It will now be easier with the book.

Google is a very popular search engine, widely used by genealogists. The book brings up many ideas and tips about the effective use of Google for genealogy searching. You will learn about Google Alerts, iGoogle, Books, Translation, Gmail and more. There is great information about Google Earth and creating Family History Tour Maps, adding video and images to your Google Earth creations and a bundle more. The book can be purchased from a variety of vendors.

Thanks Lisa for writing such a marvelous book. Your expertise in Google and Google Earth is valuable and appreciated.

1 comment:

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

Ruby, I just came across this post, and I just want to thank you for all your kind words! The book was a labor of love and I'm so glad you are enjoying it. Thank you for sharing my work with your readers, and it was such a pleasure to meet you at the recent Colorado Family History Expo! - Lisa