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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.

Practical Archivist 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

Let Google help you on your genealogy search A screenshot of the main Google page. I think one of the things that happens as we begin to get deep into our genealogical research is that we lose sight of the forest for the trees. Our research becomes so detail oriented that we forget that performing the easiest tasks can produce some rewarding results. We get so bogged down in the specialty databases (Ancestry, Fold3, Genealogy Bank, FamilySearch and others) when we’re looking for particular ancestors that we forget the first stop we make when we’re doing a search for anything else: Google. Have you ever done a search for an ancestor on Google? In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were many local history books published in the United States, especially New Jersey. If there’s a word you’d like to leave out of any search results, precede it by a hyphen. Use a wildcard: An asterisk to find missing words in a phrase. You can have Google look for synonyms by using the tilde or ~. For more tips, see Google’s operators page.

Burial records, cremation records, grave maps, genealogy and ancestry at Deceased Online Uk Genealogy-links Footnote Google Scholar / Citation Searches Made easy Mieux que Google !? Trouvez l'info avec Pearltrees...i love Startups [Article mis à jour le 21 janvier 2012] La startup Pearltrees a fait beaucoup parler d’elle et se développe à grande vitesse : elle a dépassé la barre des 200 000 inscrits en septembre 2011. Pearltrees devient progressivement incontournable pour effectuer des recherches. Voici dans quels cas l’utiliser et comment. Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, Pearltrees permet de rassembler et organiser, sous forme de perle, tous les liens que vous aimez sur le web! ça vous est déjà arrivé d’être déçus par les recherches sur Google? Pour effectuer une recherche, suivez ce lien (pearltrees) puis créez-vous un compte (néanmoins, vous n’êtes pas obligés d’avoir un compte si vous souhaitez uniquement chercher de l’information; je vous conseille tout de même de le faire pour pouvoir collecter vos liens et profiter pleinement de l’outil Par exemple, si vous cherchez des infos sur les « tendances web 2012″, tapez votre recherche dans la barre en haut à droite.

Genealogy and Family History How to Begin Most Requested Records What You Can Do Visit Us Library and Archives Canada's Genealogy Services consultation room is located on the 3rd floor at 395 Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. You will find: research tools such as census indexes, atlases, reference books and finding aidscomputers providing access to the Internet, collection catalogue and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) genealogical databases; andfree wireless Internet access. The staff members of the Genealogy Services help users make the most of the LAC collection and provide: the opportunity to consult with a professional;tips and advice on how to conduct genealogical research using different types of records and publications in various formats;help in using research tools;help in consulting specialized genealogical databases;referrals to other special LAC collections Contact Information For your convenience, you may book appointments of up to 30 minutes with a LAC genealogy specialist.

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? Let's look at the sites that are likely to give you quick and easy results. 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

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