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Researching family history

We show you how to get started researching your family history online. With tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the internet, step-by-step guides on starting to build your own family tree and much more, you’ll be your family’s ancestry champion in next to no time! There’s also a wonderful free eBook “Meet Your Ancestors” for all our registered users. Make sure you log in to download your copy today.
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Exploring Google Earth

Have you ever wanted to see the Sphinx, visit the Taj Mahal, or look at the Colosseum in Rome, but never had the opportunity to see them in person? Well, you can do all this and more using the amazing, free Google Earth website. In this first of three courses on Google Earth, we show you how to set yourself up, how to use the controls and how to navigate to visit the wonders of the world.
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Google Earth - more than a map

In this course, we build on our knowledge from the Exploring Google Earth course, and delve deeper into the fantastic resources available. We look in more detail at the best way to navigate the globe, find out more information and use Google Voyager to whisk you away on a globe-trotting adventure!
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Beyond Google Earth

Here we explore more about Google Voyager and find out about Google Earth’s companion website - Google Arts & Culture. Visit the great museums and art galleries of the world to see your favourite artist’s creations in incredible detail, even down to the very brushstrokes on the canvas. You can also read about your favourite author, take quizzes on the world of nature and many other fascinating treasures to discover. This course completes the overview to the wonderful world of Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, and shows you how to use them all together.
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Blogs - online journals

Have you ever wanted to write about your hobbies or interests and share them with your friends, family or the community at large? This course takes you step-by-step through setting up your first blog (short for web log, or online journal), using free resources on the internet. You don’t need to know anything about coding or creating websites - it’s all taken care of as part of the service. We show you safety tips and tricks on becoming a published blogger, and how you can control who can see your journals, or posts. This is a fun activity that you can create and update whenever you have the time, and lovely way to share your knowledge and interests with the world.