Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Google Earth for Genealogy - Video Series Volume 2 announced

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friend Lisa Louise Cooke. Please address all inquiries to her at .

The Google Earth for Genealogy Video Series Expands with Brand New Volume

Second Installment by Genealogy Gems Podcast Host Lisa Louise Cooke

SAN RAMON, CA, September 29, 2010 – Genealogy Gems announced today that the second installment of the Google Earth for Genealogy video series has been released at

 “Google Earth has the power to geographically document and tell the stories of our ancestors' lives, and in this new video I show you how to do just that,” said Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems owner and  producer and host of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast at and in iTunes.

“I’m excited to be expanding on the concepts covered in the first DVD, and in Volume II we take Google
Earth from family history research tool to compelling genealogical storyteller.”

In the brand new step-by-step tutorial DVD Google Earth for Genealogy Volume II Cooke shows you how to:

  • Pinpoint your ancestors’ property using land patent records
  • Locate original land surveys
  • Customize Google Earth place marks with photos and documents
  • Add video to your Google Earth maps
  • Incorporate custom and ready-made 3D models to your maps to add a new dimension
  • Add focus with polygons and paths
  • Pull it all together to tell your ancestors’ stories in riveting ways by creating and sharing Family History Tours
In addition to the seven videos, the DVD (for PC use only) includes an introduction video, a menu with convenient links to the websites mentioned in the tutorials to help you quickly get started, and a bonus  podcast interview.

Here's a video from the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel to see Google Earth in action:

About the Author
Lisa Louise Cooke is the producer and host of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show. A national speaker, video producer, author and online instructor, Lisa's passion for geographic genealogy is out of this world!

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