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#708007 - 08/16/11 08:43 PM Google+ and Genealogy
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#708039 - 08/17/11 05:52 AM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: GtownmaGenealogy]
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I'm using Google Alerts too. Did you take in the Google+ webinar by Legacy the other day? A couple of us tried out hangouts last night too.
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#708090 - 08/17/11 07:13 AM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: Angie]
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I am watching the WEbinar on archived. Had to take my son to Dr. and missed it. I am doing a presentation on G+ at our local genealogy society on Sept 22, so I need to learn all I can about it to show others. If you see any other good info on G+ or handouts, send them my way.

You know, I know about Google alerts, but definitely don't take advantage of it. Thanks for the reminder. Maybe I should do an article on what Google has to offer us as researchers.

Well, heading out to go to the dentists. Ugh.

Tina
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#708264 - 08/17/11 12:45 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: GtownmaGenealogy]
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I use a lot of the Google features: documents, alerts, calendar, Picasa, reader, sites (webpage), books, and scholar, and now Google+. Hangouts need a little finessing but it has a lot of potential.

Here is my webpage-a bit simple but it works.
Angie's Site


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#708649 - 08/18/11 08:53 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: Angie]
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I use some of those, need to get more practice for others. Need more hours in my day.
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#751787 - 03/17/12 07:17 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: GtownmaGenealogy]
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I have google+ but rarely use it. I didn't realize it offered so much for purposes of genealogical research.
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#752529 - 03/20/12 07:40 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: Lyn-Christian Lit]
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You can set up alerts on Google Reader so that any time your particular surname or other topic is posted on line somewhere, you receive an alert. I use the reader and not get emails but you can set it up the way you want.

Setting Up A Google Alert
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#753522 - 03/26/12 07:41 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: GtownmaGenealogy]
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Thanks Angie. I'll have to play with it!
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#753524 - 03/26/12 07:48 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: Lyn-Christian Lit]
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I find obituaries and other information for surnames which I have alerts for. The moment they are posted and indexed by Google, there is an alert. I do not receive emails but use the reader.
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#768154 - 06/14/12 02:23 PM Re: Google+ and Genealogy [Re: GtownmaGenealogy]
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I started using Google+ only recently. I fought it for a while but it seems so natural, since all of my contacts already in Gmail are so easy to transfer, and those are the people I want in my online social network anyway.
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