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.

1 comment:

Lisa Louise Cooke said...

Thanks for sharing my Timeline video with your readers! I think it's a great resource.

It looks like the link you provided is incorrect. Here's the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrn1gt_CvN0&feature=channel

Your readers can learn more about it on my Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 64 at my website http://www.genealogygems.tv and in iTunes.