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“Discovering Stories on Google Books”

Jimmy Zimmerman
8/9/14

Categories: IR , RT

Talk Abstract:
Google has scanned millions of books and made them searchable online through Google Books. Jimmy will discuss tips for performing effective searches, obtaining transcriptions, clipping pages, finding books when the full version isn’t available, and sharing discovered stories and photos on FamilySearch.org.

Speaker Bio:
He describes himself as an Apple fanatic who loves discovering stories about his ancestors. At FamilySearch he works with partnering organizations to help people discover, record, and share their family history. He is a web developer and project manager and has a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from BYU. You can learn more about him at his blog http://jimmyzimmerman.com/ which he has been writing since about 2005. Among other things that you can learn there is the fact that his NoteFuser program won the Grand Prize in the 2012 RootsTech Developer Challenge.

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NOTICE:
This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by “UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group”.
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