Thursday, December 3, 2009

Using Google For Genealogy Searches

One of the most powerful tools available to family historians is the Google website. Google searches can offer genealogy leads that someone searching for their ancestry may never find otherwise. Google is, of course, the number one search engine on the Internet and the video above shows several different methods to track down leads to websites and family history information that you as a researcher just may not be aware of.

One tip outlined in the video, spelling genealogy incorrectly as geneology is fairly common. There are many search terms that can be used like this to uncover information that might otherwise be missed. Spelling cemetery as cemetary is another slip that you might be able to use. Basically, Google is currently the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the whole Internet and should be a common tool for any researcher trying to track down their ancestors.

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