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Google Genealogy Style

Google Genealogy Style
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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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project 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)

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. 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? 1841 - 1911 census records As with any family history records, original census returns are not free from mistakes; you should therefore keep an open mind when using the data and not believe everything you read. Some common errors that can be found in census returns are as follows: Errors in recording census data As illiteracy was quite high in the 19th century, many people may have asked their friends, neighbours or even the enumerators to help fill out the forms. In institutions or on vessels it was the person in charge of the prison or ship who completed the details on behalf of everyone in the institution or on the ship.

Google Scholar / Citation Searches Made easy Historical Directories The version of Historical Directories launched in February 2003 can no longer be sustained due to software and hardware obsolescence. We have therefore moved the content to a new Historical Directories Collection, part of our Special Collections Online. This work is essential in order to maintain free and sustainable public access to the resource. Update, 31 March 2014: Migration of Historical Directories is now complete and the previous website has been withdrawn. We are grateful to the many users who have provided feedback on the new site, and will continue to improve it during 2014. The Historical Directories website was launched in February 2003 as part of a Lottery funded project.

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