Google Earth for Genealogy

  • 13 May 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

Google Earth for Genealogy

By Lisa Louise Cooke

Monday, May 13, 2019

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


Google Earth offers a 360-degree, 3-dimensional way to explore, document and share your ancestor’s world!

Google Earth is known for its ability to virtually “fly” us to locations around the world. We can use satellite imagery, terrain maps, 3-D views of city streets and more to understand all kinds of places–even places of the past. (Note: Google Earth Pro is now available for free, and everything I cover here can be accomplished in both versions of the program. The main difference is that Google Earth Pro and print and save HD quality images.)

Yes, we can harness Google Earth to explore and document our ancestors’ lives–and then share those discoveries with others in multimedia style. It’s one of the best online genealogical tools available, and best of all, it’s FREE!