Google Drive: an Office in the Cloud

May 22, 2019
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About this webinar

Never again suffer the heartache of a dead hard drive. Take advantage of 'found" research time when you keep research notes available anywhere with internet access.

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About the speakers

DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where the focus is beginning genealogy topics. DearMYRTLE hosts
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Russ Worthington lives in the beautiful Northwest corner of New Jersey that most people don’t know exists in his beautiful state (no exit numbers). He started “collecting his ancestors” about 15 years ago when his youngest daught
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    5 is not high enough!!! Great webinar. Can’t wait to try some of it!!!!

    For me, the highlight was learning about Keep.

    Always fun with Myrt and Russ and I have learn so much from them

    Amazing! Thank you so much!

    Another great one!!! Love Google. It syncs my photos, contacts, pictures, notes across all my devices. Couldn’t live without it.

    Looking forward to the Google Pic Webinar in July!

    As well as learning a lot of things I really enjoyed it. Easy listening! Thank you


    Covered a lot clearly in an hour+. I will recommend it to others.

    Definitely will need to view again to determine how to do some of the collaboration aspects. I’ll probably look for some free Google tutorials too to become comfortable with using Drive & the other tools discussed.

    Down-home learning and a casual presentation style . . .

    EXCELLENT Presentation!!!

    Excellent! Thank you so much!

    excellent! Will re watch this as I learned several new ideas of how to better use Google Chrome features! Thanks.


    Excellent. Did not know google so integrated!

    Extremely informative — so many features to try!

    Fantastic webinar with lots of great information to follow up.

    Found it useful.


    Great information. A lot I didn’t know!

    Great topic! I agree that additional webinars could be done on the specific features of Google.

    Great webinar thank you

    Great webinar! I have watch it again and maybe more than that … so many great tips! Thanks!

    Great webinar! I learned a lot, didn’t use google tools much. Thanks 🙂

    Great webinar!! Now to get a gmail account and figure out how to use Google instead of Safari on my iPad and iPhone! So much great information!!

    Great webinar. Learned a lot about google drive

    Helpful and entertaining. Loved it

    I am a “lone” ancestor searcher in my family. I know of no one who is actively searching at this time for my names. But I keep looking — maybe I can find someone using this?? Perhaps. A few people 20-30 years ago were not willing to share where they found things, or in some cases, we unwilling to change wrong data. As a result, there are many wrong assumptions (like yesterday’s webinar — ASSumptions) all over and FamilySearch. I have put my versions out there.

    I can’t wait to use the information

    I had no idea how many more parts there were to Google!! An outstanding webinar!!

    I have a much better understanding of how to use google. Thank you!

    I have not used all of Google’s tools nor did I know a lot about them. I am going to make good use of them from here on out. Thank you. Thank you.

    I learned a lot about Google and its various facets today. Thank you.

    I learned a lot about Google Drive and the features. However, as noted by the speakers, I would not alllow Google to store any of my private data or my financial data. Since it has been published that users of G-mail have their postings and searches mined for any and all information about their likes, searches, activities, etc for all eternity, I am very gun-shy about using some or all of their products.

    I learned so much today from this webinar! Thank you so much to all three of you for presenting this webinar on Google Drive as well as the extensions. I will be “playing” with it the rest of the afternoon.

    I was literally wondering how to share 1 of my spreadsheets across 3 of my devices this morning. I knew of Google Drive, but hadn’t really explored it. I’ll set it up now. Also Google Keep – I didn’t know about it, but I know I need it. Excellent webinar. Thank you!

    I was not at all familiar with this topic. So it was helpful.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    I’d love for Myrt and Russ. to do more in-depth Google webinars! I don’t take advantage of all the Google power apps and would like to shorten my learning curve.

    If I could rate it higher than 5 I would! Wow! I learned so much about the capabilities of Google! Can’t wait to watch it again!

    If the excitement heard in the presenters’ voices is any indication that Google Drive is a must-use platform, I’m in! Excellent presentation!

    Informative, enjoyable, and well-presented webinar by DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ on Google Drive: An Office in the Cloud. While I already use some of the features they mentioned, I intend to watch their presentation again to gain more tips and to review the ones I have not yet used. Thanks so much!

    Interesting but probably not the way to go for me.

    Just started using Google Drive in our genealogy club to store documents and collaborate. This was EXCELLENT information and great timing on this topic! As usual Myrt and Russ are wonderful speakers.

    Learned a bunch about importance of cloud for genealogy!

    like to learn different ways to use what I already have Thanks


    Love these two knowledge packed folks!!

    Loved the format!!

    Maybe I can even get my husband to watch this one!

    So much good info but I need to watch several times and practice before I get it.

    Some of it I knew, but there was a lot new of value, so I’m very glad I attended. Not only that, but she makes contagious the love of what she is doing.

    Thank you for answering my question about google emails. I still use Microsoft Office for everything but am finding many people now using Google tools. This webinar answered several questions for me.

    They always give good information.

    They were entertaining, informative and very accessible. I’ve got a gmail account, so I should really explore using the tools they provide, especially google drive.

    Very good information.

    Very helpful for beginners with Google resources, very nice handout with links. A little thin, but definitely a good beginners’ webinar.

    Very informative – can’t wait to check out Google Drive options on my laptop!

    Very informative – I knew very little about Google Drive, other than my daughter’s HS is fond of it for assignments.

    Very informative! Presenters were very knowledgeable about the different Google tools.

    Very informative. Thank you

    Very interesting and informative. Thank You! : )

    Very well prepared. Good teamwork by presenters.

    Wonderful information – good resource. Jeanne

    Wonderful Webinar !!!


    Wow! Would appreciate an in depth on maybe three related features at a time helpful in genealogy. But the overview was great!


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