- Direct connections from your Google chat buddies and contacts
- Direct connections from links listed on your Google profile such as Twitter and FriendFeed
- Secondary Connections that are publicly associated with your direct connections
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New Google Search Features Boost GenealogyLisa Louise Cooke - May 12, 2010 at 8:02AM
Salt Lake is home to the Family Search Center, the largest genealogical database in the world. For more on researching Genealogy in Salt Lake, click here.It’s a subtle change, but if you’ve conducted a Google search in the last week your results have looked just a bit different. And for the genealogist those differences might just result in getting you one step closer to your elusive ancestors. Head over to Google.com with me and let’s take a look at what’s new... Let’s say that you’re interested in learning more about Ellis Island, immigration and passenger lists. Rather than type in the address for the Ellis Island Foundation website at www.ellisisland.org which you’re probably familiar with, type ellisisland.org into the search box.Sure enough the Ellis Island.org website is the first result. But there’s more here if you look a little further. You’ll notice a variety of search results that either have the words ellis island and end in org, as well as sites like Stephen Morse’s site that works directly with the ellis island site. However, if you scroll down further toward the bottom and you’ll find a few cool things you haven’t seen before.First, Google provides results for your search words that come directly from your Social Circle. But what exactly does that mean?To create the My Social Circle of connections Google uses:
Go to Google.com In the search box type Related:ellisisland.org Click SearchAnd there you go – lots of great results that are closely related to the content found on the Ellis Island website.If you would like to see these new features in action watch my video Google For Genealogy Upddate: It's All Related.And if you enjoy Googling, check out www.GoogleforGenealogy.com where you’ll find my new DVD Google Earth for Genealogy that shows you step-by-step how to use the free Google Earth program in exciting ways for your family history research.Happy Googling!Read more from Lisa Louise Cooke- click here.