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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > May 2018 > Techy tips for family historians

Techy tips for family historians

Make the most of digital devices, websites, apps and gadgets, with genealogical web guru Paul Carter


Getting to grips with voice search

2018 looks as though it will be the year of the voice search, certainly if the volume of adverts on television is anything to go by. The major players have all launched ‘voice assistants’ for the home, with Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home and Apple’s new HomePod all proving popular. Voice search is also available on most smart phones and tablets, with Apple devices responding to ‘Hey Siri’ and Google Androids to ‘Ok Google’.

Google has opened voice search to all by providing a clever facility within the Chrome browser. Start up the browser and go to the Google home page ( The search box contains a microphone icon, click on it and start speaking. For some direct questions, such as ‘what is the weather forecast?’, Google will speak back to you. For other searches it will return a list of results.

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About Family Tree

Where are you going to take your family history this spring? From planning a trip to The National Archives to a meander down memory lane, there are so many choices... I bet there are few among us whose hearts don’t gladden when spring is in the air, and this issue we’ve got all sorts of ideas to help you get out and about and enjoying your family history. Whether you’re going to pay a visit to the archives, or plan a day out or weekend away to the places where your family once came from, it’s sure to add so much to what you know about your ancestors’ lives. It’s definitely true – the more we look, the more we learn. Have fun!