Sunday, July 20, 2008

Get Off The Genealogy Research Merry-Go-Round

When it comes to searching for genealogy research books, the Worldcat website is just about the best way to search across the country and around the world. But with that many books to choose from it's easy to get confused and feel like you're on a merry-go-round checking out books it turns out you've already been through.

Thankfully Worldcat offers a wonderful tool that can help you take control and get off that merry-go-round so you can get back to a focused and efficient search. In Premium Episode #8 I'll show you step-by-step how to set up a free account, use the Lists feature to stay organized, and even set up a Google gadget to follow your favorite lists.

But don't think I don't like a pretty Merry-Go-Round. In Episode 8 you'll get a snapshot of Carousel History from the U.S. Census Bureau. And in the show notes you'll find a snapshot of a 5 year old Lisa clinging to one of those glossy Carousel horses. Those were the days!

In the Googlepaloosa segment we talk about future Google Image Search capabilities that just might put a name to many of those unknown photographed ancestor faces out there.
All the Best, Lisa

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