Google Earth for Genealogy – Volume 2 Now Available!

Google Earth for Genealogy

[Editor’s note: The following press release was received from Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems Podcast for Volume 2 of her Google Earth for Genealogy tutorial video series. Check out this handy resource from a fellow genealogy blogger and a supporter of the genealogy blogging community!]

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.

Watch the video at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel to see it 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!

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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