Looking things up with Google is only one of many useful tools. Have you made a family map showing migration routes and everywhere your families have lived, over time? Catalogued your books in a format you can access remotely from a book sale, (so you don’t wind up with three copies at home)? How often have you read a rare book about your ancestor’s hometown that is every-word searchable? Have you found an image of a historic postcard of Main Street in that town to use as an illustration in your family history? This session will guide you toward finding many things Google can do beyond the basic search function we all use. There is a lot more in this site than the simple home page!
Francie Kennedy is a 4th generation Californian, and studied English and biology at Pomona College. She managed a landscape design and consulting business before joining the local water district in the early 1990’s. Francie has been helping city residents and businesses manage their water use for over 22 years. For seven years she taught conservation to professionals at Santiago Canyon College, and she continues to teach landscape classes to residents.
In her free time, Francie is an award-winning watercolorist, and recently started quilting. Involved with community groups for over 30 years, she has served as president of the Friends of the Library, chair of the Los Rios Historic District Review Committee, and (currently) president of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society.