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. Learn how to Google as you've never Googled before. 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 a (-) before words that you want to be excluded from the search.
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Learn to Use Google in Genealogy Searches - Google Genealogy TipsSince 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
Blog » More Free RootsMagic ClassesMore 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. 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:Genealogical Library Master Catalog (p)(f)Genealogy Fast Track Using Decision Charts
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