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Google Genealogy Style - Google Power Search Tips for Genealogists

Google Genealogy Style - Google Power Search Tips for Genealogists
Google is the search engine of choice for most genealogists I know, due to its ability to return relevant search results for genealogy and surname queries and its huge index. Google is much more than just a tool for finding Web sites, however, and most people surfing for information on their ancestors barely scratch the surface of its full potential. If you know what you are doing, you can use Google to search within Web sites, locate photos of your ancestors, bring back dead sites, and track down missing relatives. Begin with the Basics - Google automatically assumes an implied AND between each of your search terms. - Google is case insensitive, with the exception of the search operators AND and OR. - Google will return results that contain all of your search terms, but will give higher priority to the earlier terms in your query. Search With a Focus - Use around any two word or greater phrase to find results where the words appear together exactly as you have entered them. Related:  Genealogy

Learn to Use Google in Genealogy Searches - Google Genealogy Tips Since the Google search engine went live in September 1999, it has changed the way people search the web. Today, many genealogists use Google for their genealogy internet and surname queries, and for good reason. Not only does Google produce accurate and relevant search results, Google is extraordinarily fast and flexible. However, Google has evolved over the years and the tips and tricks have changed and evolved also. Word for Word Every word counts in your search query and generally all words in your query will be used for the search. Exact Search Surprisingly, sometimes the words in your search query may not appear on the websites that appear in your search results. To get an exact search, where ALL the words of your search query appear in your search results and that NO stemming andd NO synonyms are used, you can do one of two methods: Use Double Quotes [“ ” ] around one keyword or multiple keywords when you want an exact match. Don't phrase your query as a question Google Math Spelling

Practical Archivist RootsWeb.com Home Page Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project | Home National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view. Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (3:00) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (0:30) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00)

Burial records, cremation records, grave maps, genealogy and ancestry at Deceased Online Google Books - Find Related Books and Magazines Easily Free Genealogy Resources - Home How to find family records using the best free Internet resources Bookmark This Site (Ctrl+D) There are literally millions of web pages on genealogy and it is easy to get lost so that you can't see the forest for the trees. Where do you go first? directly to these sites and find information about your ancestors and relatives. There are two main types of Internet genealogy web sites. Many web sites describe how to do research and provide details of sources of paper and microfilm records. This web site concentrates on online tools and searchable databases of genealogy records so that you can immediately take action to find information online. What are the Steps? I hope you find this useful. 20070613

Stephen Porters Talk at SocGen A genealogical talk on the Records of Jamaica, given during a half -day course, titled "The West Indies", and held at the Society of Genealogists, London, on Saturday, 21 June 1997. By Stephen D. Porter, London NW2 411N. INTRODUCTION Just over 30 years ago, on the 12th February 1966, the late Mr. Philip Wright delivered a lecture before this Society, titled "Materials for Family History in Jamaica." The text of this lecture was published in "The Genealogists' Magazine" of the Society, in September that year. The lecture was one of a general nature, including a broad sweep of the island's history and record keeping. Jamaica's official written records are comparable in quality to any British records made during the 17th through 20th centuries. There are 2 main locations for Family History researchers in the island and these are concentrated in the south-eastern part, where the Administrative and Financial centres are to be found. There is sometimes confusion with the 2 parishes of St.

Blog » More Free RootsMagic Classes More Free RootsMagic Classes It seems like the more free RootsMagic classes we do, the more requests we get for additional topics. Here are 4 new classes scheduled for the next couple of months. Each class will be limited to the first 1000 people to sign up, but if you miss out or can’t make it, don’t worry because we will record the class for you to download and watch later. To sign up for the free classes, or to view past recorded classes, visit us at: Here are upcoming classes for May and June: Creating a Website in RootsMagic Putting your data on your own website is a great way to share your research with family members and to make connections with unknown cousins and distant relatives. Here are the free archived webinars already available for you to view or download:

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