Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Google News Timeline
Have a play with the new Google News Timeline
The Timeline pulls its results from lots of different sources and displays in the one place. Sources include Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, Wikipedia and various media sources. You can search an event that may have had significance in your family history. I searched "Migration Australia 1950s" and the more recent example "Black Saturday Australia 2009" and received some interesting results. Local results have been harvested from Australian Newspapers Beta 1803-1954.
Lisa Louise Cooke from the Genealogy Gems podcast has put together a step by step video using the example of the San Francisco earthquake.
As with all family history websites, type in your research name of interest and see what comes up. You never know what you might find.