Robert Ragan from Treasure Maps How-To Genealogy Site has produced an interesting video showing detailed instructions for using the Google Toolbar for genealogy searches. The Google Toolbar is a free tool that installs in your Firefox web browser on Windows, Macintosh, or Linux or in your Internet Explorer browser on Windows. The Google Toolbar simplifies web searches, blocks obnoxious pop-up ads, and does a lot more.
In fact, the Google Toolbar does not find any information that you could not find yourself by manually conducting searches. However, it does add convenience and simplicity.
I have been using the Google Toolbar for years primarily because I like the way it blocks pop-up ads although Firefox has since added similar functionality to the browser itself.
Ragan's 4- minute video shows how to install and use the Google Toolbar for genealogy searches.
You can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qefdagiK38.