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Basic 2: Search Strategies Using Google

Are you interested in exploring your family tree using the internet? Join our introductory class on how to use Google for genealogical searches. Google is a powerful search tool, and with the right tips and tricks, you can make your searches more efficient and fruitful. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your genealogy research skills!

Course Outline

  • Understanding Google
  • Access the Internet - Web Browsers
  • Access Information - Search Engines
  • Spiders Work Behind Your Search
  • Organize and Order
  • Choosing Keywords
  • Refine and Combine
  • Truncation & Wildcards
  • Complex Searches
  • Search Within A Site
  • Genealogical Mapping

Skills you will learn

Skill-building exercises to help you practice Google keywords, using keyboard shortcut symbols and complex searches


This workbook is self-paced lessons with assignments. You will need an electronic connection to use the internet. It is centered around a Google search but you can use any browser. Google is the default search engine for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you use other browsers, just put into the address window.

There is no one-on-one instruction or feedback.


These lessons are written for all levels of experience.


The price is $50.00. The fee will be discounted to $32.00 if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months.

Contact Information

For any questions, email the instructor at

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