Google Alerts for Genealogists

Google Alerts for Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Still spending time searching on Google for your ancestors? Learn about the Google Alert feature that lets Google notify you of new websites, books, video and more that might be related to your genealogy.

Description: It isn’t always easy to determine new content that has been added to Google, especially if you are on the hunt for information posted by others about your ancestors. Learn how to harness the power of Google Alerts and get notified via e-mail or RSS feed when anything new pops up on Google that can help your genealogy research.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites).

Content: 4 page handout


  • How Content Gets Added to Google
  • An Overview of Google Alerts
  • Setting Up an Alert
  • Configuration Options for Google Alerts
  • Managing Your Alerts
  • Tips and Tricks for Google Alerts
  • Resource List

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