Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Google Earth for Genealogy Video Released

Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast sent along this promotional video of Google Earth for Genealogy:

Lisa Louise Cooke has produced two videos about using Google Earth for Genealogy.  She just sent out this press release:

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!

Contact: Lisa Louise Cooke at
Phone: (925) 272-4021

Disclosure:  I enjoyed Lisa's first Google Earth video, which I received from Lisa for free at the SCGS Jamboree in June 2010.  I have received no other remuneration for writing this post.

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